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SSRN-Absorptive Capacity

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There is no question that R&D is important both to firms and to the economy (1). For U.S. firms in the 25 most R&D-intensive industries, R&D expenditures comprise 5.8% of annual firm expenditures and the associated intangible assets comprise 5.6% of firm market value (2). Moreover, R&D is believed responsible for 7% of real U.S. GDP growth (3). Given its importance, it is rather surprising that firms and policy makers have to make R&D investment decisions using "visual flight rules"; because firms lack good instruments, they must use their intuition to assess the effectiveness of R&D and to set R&D budgets. The ...
CIA activities in this area include the preparation of National Intelligence Estimates. They examine the most lethal diseases globally and by region; develops alternative scenarios about their future course; examines national and international capacities to deal with them; and assesses their national and global social, economic, political, and security impact. Next, they assess the infectious disease threat from international sources to the United States; to US military personnel overseas; and to regions in which the United States has or may develop significant equities. 1 The DIA's Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center ...
FDI and productivity convergence in central and eastern Europe ...
electronic library at 1 This paper was written while Marcin Kolasa was working in DG Economics of the ECB. The authors would like to thank the participants to the internal ECB seminar and the INFER .... empirical evidence that FDI and absorptive capacity are key factors for productivity convergence in central and eastern Europe. The policy implication of this result is that creating favourable conditions for FDI is likely to support ... market research, surveys and trends
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*The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this chapter are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the view of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent. 1. Introduction: Information, Risks, and Capital Financial intermediation is a critical factor for growth and social inclusion. One of its core functions is to mobilize financial resources from surplus agents and channel them to those with deficits. It thus allows investor entrepreneurs to expand economic activity and employment opportunities. It also enables household consumers, micro- and small ... market research, surveys and trends


Managing Potential and Realized Absorptive Capacity: How do ...
Social Science Research Network (SSRN), SSRN ERIM Series Webpage ... mechanisms and suggested considering what aspects of absorptive capacity are ..... The firm has total assets of more than $ 350 billion and ranks within ... 462 questionnaires were returned, corresponding with a response rate of 60.1 percent . The ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Extent of Inter-organizational Cost Management Collaboration ...
For an electronic copy of this paper, please visit: 921489 ..... 3) the absorptive capacity for interorganizational cost management ..... percent of the respondents reported 4+ years of college. ... Eighty percent of the respondents reported their firm had annual revenue > $10 million. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Absorptive Capacity: Antecedents, Models and Outcomes. Frans A.J. van den Bosch, Raymond van Wijk, Henk W. Volberda. ERIM REPORT SERIES RESEARCH IN ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Investment in HIV/AIDS programs: Does it help strengthen health ...
AIDS Public Policy Project, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, & Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA Dongbao Yu: yud/at/ ; Yves Souteyrand: souteyrandy/at/ ; Mazuwa A Banda: bandam/at/ ; Joan Kaufman: kaufmanj/at/ ; Joseph H Perriëns: Perriensj/at/ This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
June 2010 ANNE MARIE KNOTT Associate Professor of Strategy Olin ...
Dec 9, 2005 ... ... Knott, Anne Marie , R&D Returns Causality: Absorptive Capacity or ...
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