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Title: Deliberate learning mechanisms for stimulating strategic innovation capacity
Authors: Berghman, Liselore
Matthyssens, Paul
Streukens, Sandra
Vandenbempt, Koen
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: LONG RANGE PLANNING, 46 (1-2), p. 39-71
Abstract: Prevailing studies have demonstrated the importance of learning for an organization's innovation outcome. Both strategic management and strategic marketing theories have stressed the importance of continuously reinventing business models and creating new customer value. We extend these views by focusing on the impact of deliberate learning mechanisms on an organization's strategic innovation capacity. To this end, we re-interpret absorptive capacity through a cognition lens. A PLS analysis on survey data suggests that strategic innovation capacity is strengthened when managers deliberately install specific learning mechanisms on the three dimensions of absorptive capacity: knowledge recognition, assimilation and exploitation. Results complement existing research by indicating the importance of deliberate action when trying to break through existing industry practices.
Notes: Reprint Address: Berghman, L (reprint author) - Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. E-mail Addresses:l.a.berghman@vu.nl; paul.matthyssens@ua.ac.be; sandra.streukens@uhasselt.be; koen.vandenbempt@ua.ac.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14910
DOI: 10.1016/j.lrp.2012.11.003
ISI #: 000316845000003
ISSN: 0024-6301
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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