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
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
Toekennende instantie
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • van Engelen, Johannes, Supervisor
  • Jorna, Rients, Supervisor
Datum van toekenning13-jul-2006
Plaats van publicatieGroningen
Gedrukte ISBN's9053350918
StatusPublished - 2006

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