International organizational performance:the influence of congenital learning and realized absorptive capacity

Cegarra Navarro, Juan Gabriel and Eldridge, Stephen and Wandosell, Gonzalo (2016) International organizational performance:the influence of congenital learning and realized absorptive capacity. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 23 (2). pp. 453-473. ISSN 1462-6004

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Abstract

Purpose This paper analyses the relationships between congenital learning and realized absorptive capacity and tries to identify whether absorptive capacity impacts on international organizational performance in today’s global business environment. Design/methodology/approach The research model and hypothesized relationships are empirically tested using the structural equation modelling approach, validated by factor analysis of 128 SMEs in the UK telecommunications sector. Findings Our findings suggest that, in order to achieve higher levels of realized absorptive capacity, managers need to create and support a congenital learning process. Furthermore, if an SME does not achieve the required realized absorptive capacity then international organizational performance is likely to deteriorate. Originality/value SMEs need to provide and support a learning process, which is customised and based on three sub-processes: 1) the framework for transferring knowledge; 2) the framework for transforming knowledge; and 3), an open organizational context. Based on these results, transferring and transforming are important sub-processes but are not sufficient for updating congenital knowledge.

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Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
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21 Oct 2015 04:57
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