Publication
Title
Deliberate learning mechanisms for stimulating strategic innovation capacity
Author
Abstract
Prevailing studies have demonstrated the importance of learning for an organizations 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 organizations 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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Long range planning. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2013
ISSN
0024-6301
Volume/pages
46:1-2(2013), p. 39-71
ISI
000316845000003
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 28.05.2013
Last edited 09.05.2017
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