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ERIC Number: EJ813879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Organizational Attributes and Learning beyond the Boundaries: Comparative Case Studies of Two High-Tech Firms
Zhong, Jing; Wu, Sizong; Li, Jun
Industry and Higher Education, v22 n5 p297-304 Oct 2008
This study compares two high-tech firms in terms of their differences in organizational characteristics and learning activities beyond the boundaries. It finds that the larger company continuously develops new technology to achieve long-term survival through a balance between exploration and exploitation while the smaller enterprise grows quickly by leveraging focused technology and core business. The innovation-oriented firm gives more emphasis to learning beyond its knowledge boundary and the customer-oriented firm focuses on learning beyond its organizational boundary. The two firms' sustainable development illustrates two strategies to adapt to the complexity of the external environment. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Japan; United States