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Exploring the Individual: An Empirical Investigation of Interrelationships between Dimensions of Absorptive Capacity

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Exploring the Individual: An Empirical Investigation of Interrelationships between Dimensions of Absorptive Capacity. / Prexl, Katja-Maria; Hubert, Marco; Hubert, Mirja; Gonera, Antje.

In: International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 24, No. 5, 2050077, 01.2020.

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Prexl, Katja-Maria ; Hubert, Marco ; Hubert, Mirja ; Gonera, Antje. / Exploring the Individual: An Empirical Investigation of Interrelationships between Dimensions of Absorptive Capacity. In: International Journal of Innovation Management. 2020 ; Vol. 24, No. 5.

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abstract = "Absorptive capacity (AC) describes new knowledge absorption and its use for innovation on an organisational level. In this paper, we explore the role of individual AC (IAC) for corporate innovation. We focus on the individual and relationships among the capability dimensions of existing AC models. A quantitative online survey allows us to empirically explore and underline the role of the individual in AC. Our findings contribute to and extend existing theories of AC, by confirming the multidimensionality of IAC, shed light on the view of transformation and exploitation as alternative paths and their effect on different innovation processes. Our research highlights the individual's central role in innovation and introduces, explores and evaluates individual capacities to absorb new knowledge. This in consequence will influence processes and structures within a company with regard to innovation and human resource management.",
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