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Building absorptive capacity to organise inbound open innovation in traditional industries

by Abd Hair Awang, Mohd Yusof Hussain, Jalaluddin Abdul Malek, Celine Abecassis-Moedas, Sihem Ben Mahmoud-Jouini, Oluwaseyi Ojo Adedapo, Murali Raman, Mujtaba Ahsan, Mine Ozer, Ekin Alakent, Jim Andersén, Johan Kask, Anker Lund Vinding, Lund Vinding Anker, Anna Arbussà, Germà Coenders, Amal Aribi, Olivier Dupouët, Craig E Armstrong, Cynthia A Lengnick, Arash Azadegan, Joaquin M Azagra-Caro, Fragiskos Archontakis, Antonio Gutierrez-Gracia, Ignacio Fernandez-de-Lucio, Julia Backmann, Martin Hoegl, John L Cordery, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Helen Lawton Smith, Evelyn Barron, Leigh M Riby, Joanna Greer, Jonathan Smallwood, Beatriz Minguela‐Rata, M Concepción Rodríguez‐Benavides, Ignacio L José, R C Beckett, René Belderbos, Victor A Gilsing, Shinya Suzuki, Chanan Ben-Oz, Henrich R Greve, David Benson, Rosemarie H Ziedonis, Donald D Bergh, Elizabeth Ngah-Kiing Lim, Heather Berry, Olivier Bertrand, Michael J Mol, Thomas Biedenbach, Ralf Müller, Kate Bishop, Pablo D'Este, Andy Neely, Ingmar Björkman, Günter K Stahl, Eero Vaara, Garrick Blalock, Daniel H Simon, Barry Bluestone, Marcel Bogers, Stephane Lhuillery, María Teresa Bolívar-Ramos, Victor J Víctor J García-Morales, Rodrigo Martín-Rojas, Andrew C Boynton, Robert W Zmud, Gerry C Jacobs, John Bradford, Mohammed Saad, Stefan Brehm, Nannan Lundin, Malte Brettel, Greta I Greve, Tessa Christina Flatten, Stefanie Bröring, Jens Leker, James R Brown, C S Dev, Z Zhou, Peter J Buckley, Jeremy Clegg, Changfeng Chengqi Wang, Ana Luiza Lara de Araújo Burcharth, Christopher Lettl, John Parm Ulhøi, David Cadiz, John E Sawyer, Terri L Griffith, César Camisón, Beatriz Forés, Domenico CAMPISI, Paolo MANCUSO, Alberto NASTASI, Fulvio Castellacci, Jose Miguel Natera, Gregorio Martín-de Castro, Juan-Gabriel G Cegarra-Navarro, Stephen Eldridge, Anthony K P Wensley, Gabriel Cepeda-Carrion, Juan-Gabriel G Cegarra-Navarro, Daniel Jimenez-Jimenez, Juan Gabriel Cegarra Navarro, Eva Martinez-Caro, Dominic M Chalmers, Eva Balan-Vnuk, Ching-Hsun ChiaChi Chang, Yu-Shan Chen, Ming-Ji James Lin, Shofang Song Chang, Yaping Gong, Sean A Way, Liangding Jia, Yi-Ying Chang, Yaping Gong, Mike W Peng, Vincent Chauvet, Hsing Hung Chen, Sen Qiao, Amy H I Lee, Yu-Shan Chen, Ming-Ji James Lin, Ching-Hsun ChiaChi Chang, Tailan Chi, Anju Seth, Shih-Wei Chou, Ya-Shiou Chuang, Mike Hobday, Moon Young Chung, Keun Lee, Chen Chung-Jen, Tseng Chun-Yao, Da Chang Pai, Hung Chi-Hsia, Tommy Høyvarde Clausen, Mario Coccia, Iain M Cockburn, Rebecca M Henderson, Wesley M Cohen, Daniel A Levinthal, Jorge Cruz-González, Pedro López-Sáez, Jose Emilio Navas-López, Dana Minbaeva, Torben Pedersen, I Bjorkman, Carl F Fey, Hyeon Jeong Park, Luciano Ferreira da Silva, Arnoldo José de Hoyos Guevara, Karina Ribeiro Fernandes, Arlindo M Esteves Rodrigues, Mário Alexandre Patrício Martins Da Silva, Chonlatis Darawong, Joshua J Daspit, Derrick E D'Souza, Indu Ramachandran, Derrick E D'Souza, Staci M Zavattaro, Avimanyu Datta, Ana Luiza de Araújo Burcharth, Christopher 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Abstract

Promising innovation impulses originate increasingly from customers, suppliers or competitors outside of a firm's traditional home market. We investigate how firms can adjust their absorptive capacities to benefit from these new opportunities. * We suggest that these capabilities depend upon the investments in absorptive capacity development, international experience as well as the munificence of the home market environment. We test these hypotheses empirically based on a survey of more than 2,200 German firms. * We find that the globalization of absorptive capacities is a combination of refining their development (most importantly through ambitious incentive systems), export experience and shortcomings of the domestic innovation environment. The importance of each individual factor varies with regards to the source of the impulse, i.e. whether it stems from foreign customers, suppliers or competitors. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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