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Broken links: Absorptive Capacity and the internationalisation process of high-tech companies

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  • Vesna Sedoglavich
  • Michele E.M. Akoorie
  • Kathryn Pavlovich
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    This study develops propositions regarding the impact of Absorptive Capacity (AC) on the internationalisation process. It generates a conceptual model based on the empirical examination of small-to-medium sized agro-technology companies. The paper demonstrates that the extent to which firms capture and exploit new information is highly influenced by their AC. The goal is to determine the type of knowledge which firms need, to exploit new and emerging markets. We suggest that AC in high-tech companies exists as two subsets: technological AC and non-core AC. The two ACs affect the daily activities of firms in different ways and influence their strategies, particularly their international strategies.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 149-165

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:wremsd:v:5:y:2009:i:2:p:149-165

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    Keywords: absorptive capacity; internationalisation process; high-tech SMEs; organisational capabilities; high technology; small and medium-sized enterprises.;

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    1. Mozhdeh Taheri & Marina Van Geenhuizen, 2011. "Learning networks of academic spin-offs - A spatial perspective," ERSA conference papers ersa10p1661, European Regional Science Association.

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