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Executive’S Personality And Group Performance: The Mediating Role Of Absorptive Capacity

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  • RADOSLAW NOWAK

    () (School of Management New York Institute of Technology, 1855 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-7692, USA)

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This project investigates whether personality could explain variance in unit’s performance via absorptive capacity. Consequently, the study proposes that an executive’s personality traits (e.g., openness to new experience) may be related to absorptive capacity — impacting in different ways the development of externally oriented potential absorptive capacity and internally oriented realised absorptive capacity. To test this model empirically, the study uses a dataset that was collected in the healthcare industry. Results obtained using structural equation modelling confirm some of the proposed relationships. Contribution to research and practitioners is discussed.

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  • Radoslaw Nowak, 2018. "Executive’S Personality And Group Performance: The Mediating Role Of Absorptive Capacity," International Journal of Innovation Management (ijim), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 22(06), pages 1-29, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:ijimxx:v:22:y:2018:i:06:n:s1363919618500470
    DOI: 10.1142/S1363919618500470
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