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The role of individuals for Absorptive capacity in Industrial R&D
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8103-2519
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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
2015.
Keyword [en]
Business / Economics - Business studies
Keyword [sv]
Ekonomi - Företagsekonomi
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37169Local ID: b193b213-d403-42c9-a417-241e0b79c667OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-37169DiVA: diva2:1010667
Conference
IAMOT Conference : 08/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150226 (davron)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-09-12Bibliographically approved

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