Trust and Strategic Partnerships: Barriers to Developing Dynamic Capabilities in a Public Organization

  • Jaakko Sivusuo
  • Josu Takala


Trust is a subject that can be heard almost daily in every organization’s actions and strategy work. Trust is also a valuable issue for individuals. However, trust has different dimensions in the business world, where it is usually referred to as a partnership. The aim of this chapter is to clarify and explore trust, partnerships, and dynamic capabilities. The first main objective is to clarify the causes and effects behind official partnership agreements. We also explore the main drivers for forming a partnership. The second objective is to study the role of partnerships in a dynamic capability framework. We examine how a partnership supports dynamic capabilities or serves as a barrier to developing dynamic capabilities.


Dynamic capabilities Strategic partnership Trust 


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  • Jaakko Sivusuo
    • 1
  • Josu Takala
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VaasaVaasaFinland

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