In this section, we will define the three major constructs in our study, responsive strategy (RS), absorptive
capacity (AC), and firm performance (FP).
capacity is influential in determining organizational outcomes given that it allows for renewal of the firm's knowledge base and creation of other firm-level competencies (Floyd and Lane, 2000).
Much work to date on cross-border knowledge transfer has focused on the recipients of such transfers, more specifically on the recipients' absorptive
capacity (Mahnke et al.
While previous studies agree on the importance of absorptive
capacity and motivation on knowledge transfer effectiveness, there are also studies that prove otherwise.
Another hypothesis is the relationship between absorptive
capability and transformative capability.
In many studies research, absorptive
capacity has been measured through quantitative variables such as R&D spending/intensity (Cohen & Levinthal, 1990, Jantunen, 2005; Sofka, 2008; Stock, Greise, & Fischer, 2001; Tsai, 2001; Vega-Juado, Gutierrez-Garcia & Lucio, 2008; Zahra & Hayton, 2008), existence of a formal research and development department (VegaJurado, et al.
Szulanski (1996) points to the lack of absorptive
capacity, causal ambiguity, and relationship difficulties.
6]cm/s) than in the absorptive
direction (Papp = 0.
The monolayer absorber "ekomolitan" t=20 mm has excellent absorptive
properties at higher frequency range f > 3000 Hz.
The remaining two conditions, parties' motivation to do the exchange and parties' combination capabilities or absorptive
capacity to fulfill the exchange (Gupta & Govindrajan, 2000a; Nahapiet & Ghoshal, 1997) are hypothesized to moderate the relationship between strong intrafirm networks and intellectual capital and are discussed in detail below.
The new facility's green features include ecofloor, a product made from recycled rubber materials; an energy-efficient, calculite compact fluorescent light with low energy consumption; cotton insulation; and spre-fix, a type of spray-on sound absorptive
insulation that creates better indoor acoustic quality and thermal control.
Nothing should be done to jeopardise the absorptive
capacity of our uplands.