'Are absorptive and desorptive capabilities complementary?': seminar by Omid Aliasghar (International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship department)

Date: Wednesday 28 Apr, 11am - 12pm
Location: AUT City Campus
WG Building, WG609
Auckland
New Zealand
Cost: Free
Contact: jonathan.baker@aut.ac.nz
Share
|
'Are absorptive and desorptive capabilities complementary?': seminar by Omid Aliasghar (International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship department) 04/28/2021 11:00 04/28/2021 12:00 While recent studies in open innovation emphasise the synergies between in-bound and out-bound knowledge flow, empirical results are inconsistent. In this study AUT City Campus, WG Building, WG609, Auckland , New Zealand

While recent studies in open innovation emphasise the synergies between in-bound and out-bound knowledge flow, empirical results are inconsistent. In this study, we argue that in order to engage simultaneously in both “buying” and “selling” activities, firms need to develop specific capabilities to manage knowledge inflows and outflows, eg, absorptive and desorptive capacities. We build on key aspects of open innovation and knowledge management literature, arguing that absorptive and desorptive capacity are complementary rather than substitutes, and engaging simultaneously in both activities should allow firms to develop their financial performance. We test our model using a sample of 541 New Zealand firms that are deeply involved in external collaborations and find empirical evidence that absorptive and desorptive capacity are not independent, and the balanced development of these capabilities has higher impacts on firm performance. Further, our findings indicate that technology licensing capability is not a stand-alone task, and its interplay with absorptive capacity plays a key role in the development of firm’s performance.

About Dr Omid Aliasghar

Dr Omid Aliasghar is a lecturer at AUT. His research focuses on how firms generate and exploit novel ideas in order to gain and sustain their competitive positions in international markets.

Omid Aliasghar's full academic profile

Website search