From Sensing Shape to Shaping Sense: A Dynamic Model of Absorptive Capacity and Selective Revealing
Conference Proceeding Article
The concept of absorptive capacity is mainly agnostic to the iterative nature of knowledge production processes. We extend it to a dynamic model, in which firms can influence future spillovers they receive by selectively revealing knowledge today. We derive two strategies, signaling and steering, allowing firms to exhibit managerial agency to increase structural and content compatibility of external knowledge. We explicate potential goals, highlight boundary conditions, and discuss implications for innovation strategy and organization theory.
Absorptive capacity, Knowledge, Selective revealing, knowledge production, innovation strategy
Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation
Strategy and Organisation
Academy of Management Proceedings 2011
Academy of Management
City or Country
Briarcliff Manor, NY
ALEXY, Oliver; GEORGE, Gerard; and SALTER, Ammon.
From Sensing Shape to Shaping Sense: A Dynamic Model of Absorptive Capacity and Selective Revealing. (2011). Academy of Management Proceedings 2011. 1-6. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4915