ERIC Number: EJ406851
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation.
Cohen, Wesley M.; Levinthal, Daniel A.
Administrative Science Quarterly, v35 n1 p128-52 Mar 1990
Argues that ability of a firm to recognize value of new, external information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends is critical to its innovative capabilities. A firm's absorptive capacity is largely a function of its level of prior knowledge. A research and development investment model that contributes to a firm's absorptive capacity is formulated. (62 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
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