Absorptive Capacity: A Review, Reconceptualization, and Extension
Researchers have used the absorptive capacity construct to explain various organizational phenomena. In this article we review the literature to identify key dimensions of absorptive capacity and offer a reconceptualization of this construct. Building upon the dynamic capabilities view of the firm, we distinguish between a firm's potential and realized capacity. We then advance a model outlining the conditions when the firm's potential and realized capacities can differentially influence the creation and sustenance of its competitive advantage.
Business | Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
Academy of Management Review
Academy of Management
ZAHRA, Shaker A. and GEORGE, Gerard.
Absorptive Capacity: A Review, Reconceptualization, and Extension. (2002). Academy of Management Review. 27, (2), 185-203. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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