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Exploring the Affective Underpinnings of Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: How Managers' Emotion Regulation Behaviors Mobilize Resources for their Firms

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Our inductive field study identifies specific emotion regulation (ER) actions as affective underpinnings of dynamic managerial capabilities. ER refers to the management and modification of one's own and other people's emotions for a specific purpose. Our study shows how differences in managers' attention to ER influence the extent to which they can mobilize resources to pursue market opportunities. We show how their ER of the self helps them mobilize human capital resources by creating psychic benefits, whereas their ER of others helps mobilize social capital by facilitating legitimacy judgments. Our emerging theory explains how the capacity for ER constitutes an important foundation of dynamic managerial capabilities and how it is linked with other key conceptual underpinnings of the construct, namely managerial human and social capital.
Bibliographic citation: Huy, Quy; Zott, Christoph, "Exploring the Affective Underpinnings of Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: How Managers' Emotion Regulation Behaviors Mobilize Resources for their Firms", Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2019, pp 28 - 54

Reference: 10.1002/smj.2971 (DOI)
Date: 01/2019
Author(s): Huy, Quy; Zott, Christoph
Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)
Editor(s): CIMS - Center for Innovation Marketing and Strategy
Languages: English