Building capabilities in the construction sector: absorptive capacity of architectural and engineering medium-sized enterprises

J. Waalkens

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Absorptivec apacity( AC) refers to a relatively new perspective on learning andi movation. It is "..... the ability of a firm to recognize the value of new, extemal information, assimilateit , and apply it to commercial ends. ...."(Cohen and Levinthal,1990p,. 128). Absorptivec apacity is a core construct in organizational learning literature (Lane et al., 2002),and it results in innovation throughout the firm. The absorptive capacity construct provides an understanding of how learning, based on new information originating beyond the firm, can lead to innovation within it. .... Zie: summary
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • van Engelen, Johannes, Supervisor
  • Jorna, Rients, Supervisor
Award date13-Jul-2006
Place of PublicationGroningen
Print ISBNs9053350918
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Proefschriften (vorm)
  • Architectenbure
  • Assimilatie (sociologie)
  • Innovatiediffusie
  • filosofie en theorie van de bedrijfs- en organisatiekunde

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