The applicability and complementarity of manoeuvre warfare doctrine to dynamic capability theory / Michael Thomas Faber
VerfasserFaber, Michael Thomas
Begutachter / BegutachterinLettl, Christopher
Umfang27 Bl. : graph. Darst.
HochschulschriftWien, Wirtschaftsuniv. u. Techn. Univ., Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Master Thesis, 2014
Schlagwörter (EN)Dynamic Capabilities / Dynamic Managerial Capabilities / Manoeuvre Doctrine / Organizational Strategy / Military Management
Schlagwörter (GND)Strategisches Management / Kriegführung / Manöver / Dynamische Fähigkeiten
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-73504 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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The applicability and complementarity of manoeuvre warfare doctrine to dynamic capability theory [0.96 mb]
Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

As Western military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end, there is an increasing number of combat veterans leaving the military and seeking employment in the private sector. To date, little research has been conducted on whether military skills, and warfighting experience in particular, is relevant to the business sector and management therein. This study postulates that business strategy and military doctrine share several commonalities and complementarities. Through the examination and comparison of business to military strategy, and dynamic capability theory, and manoeuvre warfare doctrine in particular, it is concluded that combat veterans possess many of the key experiences and skills needed in dynamic marketplaces. Manoeuvre doctrine is a competitive strategy, and dynamic decision-making is the combat leader's competitive advantage; as such, their decision-making skills constitute a valuable managerial resource for firms seeking to enhance their dynamic capabilities and organizational agility. This study is of interest to hiring managers in the private sector as well as to veterans seeking to translate their military experience into successful employment in the business sector, notably in managerial positions.