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Absorptive Capacity And Firm Responsiveness

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The weaknesses of the concept of a firm's 'absorptive capacity' as introduced by Cohen and Levinthal (1994) in their seminal paper, 'Fortune Favors the Prepared Firm' are pointed out. Its proponents define 'absorptive capacity' as the ability of an organization to assess, adopt and take advantage of extramural technological developments, which contributes to its industrial competitiveness. While the concept has merit, Cohen and Levinthal's argument is weakened by its failure to recognize the firm's ability to defend itself against the threat of an external technology as an essential ...
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Developing an integrated model of TQM and HRM on KM activities
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and Absorptive Capacity on Business Unit Innovation and Performance. ... d) Personal attention and responsiveness to clients needs. Entropy ... Table 2(c): Percent of firms in of the innovation class in years 1985 and 1995 based on cross LCA results ... Million; industry sales growth; size; firm entry and exit; ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Absorptive capacity and R&D tax policy: Are in-house and external ...
distribution of firm sizes. Keywords R&D Á Absorptive capacity Á ..... Second, this study considers responsiveness to changes in relative tax prices of R&D. So , all firms in .... in our main sample is $20.5 million and 94 percent ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY AND FIRM RESPONSIVENESS: AN EMPIRICAL ...
ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY AND FIRM RESPONSIVENESS: AN EMPIRICAL. INVESTIGATION OF GROWTH-ORIENTED FIRMS. ABSTRACT. This study examines the relationship between ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Determinants of Success in R&D Alliances
Three measures of alliance success at the firm level are utilized: a percep- .... alliances represented in the dataset, survey response information is ..... a result of the effort, and secondly related to R&D absorptive capacity and R&D ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Cohen & Levinthal - Absorptive Capacity
Cohen, Wesley, M. & Levinthal, Daniel A. Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation, ASQ, 35 (1990), 128-152. Absorptive capacity, the ability of a firm to recognize the value of new, external information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends is critical to its innovative capabilities. Its a function of the firms prior knowledge. Introduction Most innovations result from borrowing. Prior knowledge gives one the ability to acquire new information. But firms that have their own R&D are better able to use external information. Absorptive capacity may be a byproduct of R&D investment or ...
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