The role of individuals for Absorptive capacity in Industrial R&D
2016 (English)In: IAMOT 2015: 24th International Association for Management of Technology Conference: Technology, Innovation and Management for Sustainable Growth, Proceedings / [ed] G.A. Thopil; L. Pretorius, Pretoria: Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria , 2016, 477-487 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Absorptive capacity, conceptualized as identifying, selecting and integrating useful knowledge from the environment into commercial applications, is a key capability for any organization, team or individual. While prior literature has made substantial advancement into the performance consequences of absorptive capacity, few studies have addressed what actually constitutes ACAP on a micro level. Thus, there exists a significant gap within the literature concerning the micro-foundations of ACAP. This study attempts to fill this gap by means of multiple case studies within the R&D organizations of three multinational engineering firms. Our findings show how the micro foundations of absorptive capacity are rooted in individual skills, roles and relationships.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pretoria: Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria , 2016. 477-487 p.
Business / Economics - Business studies
Ekonomi - Företagsekonomi
Research subject Entrepreneurship and Innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34521Local ID: 8be4dc3c-ae3b-42f1-9d67-38e0c0e61c73ISBN: 9781775921110OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34521DiVA: diva2:1007772
IAMOT Conference : 08/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
Godkänd; 2016; 20160708 (andbra)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved