Absorptive capacity, proximity in cooperation and integration mechanisms. Empirical evidence from CIS data

Franco, Chiara, Marzucchi, Alberto and Montresor, Sandro (2014) Absorptive capacity, proximity in cooperation and integration mechanisms. Empirical evidence from CIS data. Industry and Innovation, 21 (4). pp. 332-357. ISSN 1366-2716

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Abstract

The paper extends available findings on the antecedents and impact of the firm's absorptive capacity. Innovation cooperation is recognized as a driver of its potential side (PAC). Considering different forms of proximity, we expect to find a higher impact for interactions occurring between close partners. Human capital (HC) is expected to be as important as other organizational mechanisms for the innovation impact of PAC. An empirical application with Community Innovation Survey data confirms these arguments only partially. The firm's cooperation with geographically closer partners (i.e., in the same country) increases its PAC, but it is cooperation with institutionally distant ones (e.g., research organizations) that augments it. Among the integration mechanisms of external knowledge, those increasing the firm's HC are the only ones that positively moderate the innovation impact of PAC.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Absorptive capacity, innovation cooperation, human capital, O33, O32, J24
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Alberto Marzucchi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 16:05
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 16:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61773
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