Absorptive capacity development level and innovation activities in innovative enterprises in Medellin (Colombia)

Elkin Olaguer Pérez Sánchez, Ivan Dario Toro Jaramillo, Andres Yépez

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    Abstract

    This article presents, from a conceptual framework, the characterization of what are absorptive capacities and innovation activities in a specific context, innovative enterprises in Medellin - Colombia, using a mixed methodology on a population of 363 enterprises, drawing conclusions that would suggest that enterprises with more developed acquisition and assimilation capacities, that make up what Zahra & George (2002) called "potential absorptive capacity", are enterprises that have better results in innovation activities, both R&D and innovation efforts, drawing attention to this group are also companies that make greater investment in R & D.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number27
    JournalEspacios
    Volume38
    Issue number26
    StatePublished - 2017

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    Keywords

    • Absorption capacities
    • Absorptive capacity
    • Potential absorption capacity

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