Kapabilitas Dinamis UMKM dalam Merespons Perubahan Lingkungan Bisnis

Liliani ., Jessy Wiliana


This study aims to explore the extent to which the SMEs are capable to develop dynamic
capabilities to actively response changes of the environment. Exploration is conducted to SMEs in
Surabaya engaged in food and beverage in order to capture the dynamics of the business environment and the ability of the SMEs relevant to dynamic capabilities. Three capabilities, namely
adaptive, absorptive and innovative capabilities will be used to represent the elements of dynamic
capabilities. This study uses qualitative descriptive approach to illustrate the abilities of SMEs in
facing dynamic environment. Data collection uses semi-structured interview to four informants,
who are chosen using purposive sampling method. The informants must meet all criteria set in this
study to ensure their competence to explain SMEs operational activities, strategies and business
environment. The results of this study shows that the SMEs have engaged in business activities
related to adaptive, absorptive and innovative capabilities, but the activities are not managed comprehensively nor continuously. This study amplify important points of consideration to develop
dynamic capabilities in SMEs.

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