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An analytical model absorptive capacity

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dc.creator Vega Jurado, Jaider
dc.creator Gutiérrez Gracia, Antonio
dc.creator Fernández de Lucio, Ignacio
dc.date 2008-06-20T15:57:38Z
dc.date 2008-06-20T15:57:38Z
dc.date 2008
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T01:44:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T01:44:58Z
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10261/5215
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10261/5215
dc.description This article presents a new model for analyzing determinants of absorptive capacity in companies and shows how can be operacionalized. We propose that absorptive capacity is not only determined by R&D activities but also by a set of internal factors, which we group into three basic categories: organizational knowledge, formalization, and social integration mechanisms. We pilot our model on a sample of 84 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in the province of Valencia, Spain. The results of our pilot study suggest that the model specification is useful to explain the determinants of firm?s absorptive capacity. In addition, our findings show that the determinants of absorptive capacity differ with respect to the applicability of knowledge absorbed and that R&D activities have two different effects. Greater investment in R&D promotes the exploitation of external knowledge, regardless of its nature, while sustained R&D activities over time are a decisive factor for the exploitation of scientific knowledge.
dc.description Peer reviewed
dc.format 191342 bytes
dc.format application/pdf
dc.language eng
dc.relation Working Papers Series
dc.relation 2008-2
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject Absorptive capacity
dc.title An analytical model absorptive capacity
dc.type Documento de trabajo

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