Organizational Culture and Absorptive Capacity

The Meaning for SMEs

Authors: Zerwas, Dorothée

  • Publication in the field of economic science

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Firms are increasingly collaborating with outside partners to access external knowledge that will enable them to successfully innovate and remain competitive in the marketplace. To apply external knowledge, they must have a distinctive capacity to absorb knowledge. One of the main influencing factors for absorptive capacity is a knowledge-friendly organizational culture, because the knowledge absorbing behavior of individuals can be better coordinated through implicit values and norms than through structural coordination instruments. When focusing on an organization’s overall behavior, it is important to investigate in detail how a knowledge-friendly organizational culture influences absorptive capacity. Therefore, the author analysis the relationship between organizational culture and absorptive capacity and shows how a knowledge-friendly organizational culture should be designed to support the absorption of external knowledge in SMEs.

About the authors

Dorothée Zerwas is a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Computer Science Faculty, Institute for Management.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Impact, Meaning and Challenges of Knowledge Absorption

    Zerwas, Dorothée

    Pages 1-25

  • The Conceptual Principles

    Zerwas, Dorothée

    Pages 26-53

  • A Model of External Knowledge Absorption

    Zerwas, Dorothée

    Pages 54-137

  • An Empirical Analysis of the Research Models

    Zerwas, Dorothée

    Pages 139-217

  • Summary, Conclusion and Outlook

    Zerwas, Dorothée

    Pages 219-245

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-05551-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organizational Culture and Absorptive Capacity
Book Subtitle
The Meaning for SMEs
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-05552-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-05552-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-05551-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations
Topics