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Organizational absorptive capacity and responsiveness

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This case describes Anne Evans' search for a market opportunity in the biotechnology industry, and examines the feasibility of establishing a new venture to exploit this opportunity. The drug develo . . . Organizational absorptive capacity and responsiveness: an empirical investigation of growth-oriented SMEs. This study examines the relationship between firm absorptive capacity and organizational responsiveness in the context of growth-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). By testing the di . . . Professional employer organizations and their role in small and medium enterprises: the impact of HR outsourcing. ...
is more commonly used worldwide than FID. The United States, and even NATO, cannot control all insurgencies, however regional powers such as Nigeria and Brazil , as well as organizations such as the African Union (AU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), have shown an increased willingness to take some responsibility for containing turmoil in their regions. Consider, for example, the deployment of AU troops in the Darfur region of Sudan and Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) forces in Sierra Leone . But as Darfur has also demonstrated, regional troops can mobilize only if they ...
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Thinking Made Easy: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL MEDIUM ...
« Outline the main PETs and PITs and critically evaluate the suggestion that PET offer little or no protection against increasingly aggressive PIT | Main | EMPLOYEES' SAFETY IN WORKING PLACE » Introduction             SMEs have proved their worth and competitiveness in the international arena.  However, several recent studies commented about the scarcity of SME research comparative to large corporations.  This presentation revives the importance of SME to local and international economy by discussing its unique features vis-à-vis large ... market research, surveys and trends
Developing an integrated model of TQM and HRM on KM activities
This is a revised version of a paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Quality and Reliability (ICQR), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5-7 November, 2007. The author and co-authors wish to thank anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this article. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an integrated model of total quality management (TQM) and human resource management (HRM) to elucidate the influence of TQM and HRM practices on knowledge management (KM) activities. Design/methodology/approach – The theory of KM serves as a starting-point to develop the integrated conceptual model ... market research, surveys and trends

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Organizational dynamic capability and innovation: an empirical ...
This paper extends the dynamic capability perspective into the study of innovation by entrepreneurial firms. Drawing from both the resource-based view and the dynamic capability perspective, this paper explores theoretically and examines empirically the different roles played by a firm's resource stock (endowment of resources and capabilities) and its integrative capabilities (ability to recognize opportunities as well as to configure and deploy resources) in the process of firm innovation. Our structural equation modeling results, based on a sample of 120 Internet-based companies, indicate that both the firm's ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Absorptive capacity and R&D tax policy: Are in-house and external ...
on inter-organizational learning (Lane and Lubatkin. 1998). The learning incentive may be ... positive absorptive capacity incentives, R&D comple- ..... 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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MODES OF KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AND INNOVATION IN DIFFERENT ...
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Organization, AIDS is the leading cause of death among women aged 15-44 worldwide, .... of technical assistance through a model of mutual respect, responsiveness ..... absorptive capacity, and refined auditing and reporting tools; ... 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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