An Empirical Investigation into a Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity Process Model

Stephanie Schleimer, Torben Pedersen

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    literature. However, it remains to be surrounded by considerable ambiguity in terms of its actual meaning, the drivers influencing its evolution, and its impact on related outcomes. In this study, we take on some of the major criticisms and recent suggestions from the absorptive capacity literature and empirically test a process model of absorptive capacity. The setting of our empirical study is 213 subsidiaries of multinational enterprises and the focus is on the capacity of these subsidiaries to successfully absorb best practices in marketing strategy
    from their headquarters. This setting allows us to explore the process model in its entirety, including different drivers of subsidiary absorptive capacity (organizational mechanisms and contextual drivers), the three original
    dimensions of absorptive capacity (recognition, assimilation, application), and related outcomes (implementation and internalization of the best practice). The study’s findings reveal that managers have discretion in promoting
    absorptive capacity through the application of specific organizational mechanism and that the impact of contextual drivers on subsidiary absorptive capacity is not direct, but mediated by these organizational mechanisms.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
    RedaktørerShige Makingo , Tunga Kiyak
    Udgivelses stedEast Lansing, MI
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2011
    Sider36
    StatusUdgivet - 2011
    BegivenhedAIB 2011 Annual Meeting: International Business for Sustainable World Development - Nagoya, Japan
    Varighed: 24 jun. 201128 jun. 2011
    Konferencens nummer: 53
    http://aib.msu.edu/events/2011/

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    KonferenceAIB 2011 Annual Meeting
    Nummer53
    LandJapan
    ByNagoya
    Periode24/06/201128/06/2011
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Vol/bind53
    ISSN2078-4430

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    Schleimer, S., & Pedersen, T. (2011). An Empirical Investigation into a Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity Process Model. I S. Makingo , & T. Kiyak (red.), Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (s. 36). East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Bind. 53
    Schleimer, Stephanie ; Pedersen, Torben. / An Empirical Investigation into a Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity Process Model. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. red. / Shige Makingo ; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business, 2011. s. 36 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Bind 53).
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