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Introduction The absorptive capacity has been one of the most important concepts during the last two decades (Camisón and Forés 2010 ). It has been studied from different theoretical perspectives and wide empirical studies

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Scientometrics
Authors: Joaquín Azagra-Caro, Ignacio Fernández-de-Lucio, François Perruchas, and Pauline Mattsson

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Most studies of patents citations focus on national or international contexts, especially contexts of high absorptive capacity, and employ examiner citations. We argue that results can vary if we take the region as the context of analysis, especially if it is a region with low absorptive capacity, and if we study applicant citations and examiner-inserted citations separately. Using a sample from the Valencian Community (Spain), we conclude that (i) the use of examiner-inserted citations as a proxy for applicant citations, (ii) the interpretation of non-patent references as indicators of science-industry links, and (iii) the traditional results for geographical localization are not generalizable to all regions with low absorptive capacity.

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suggests that this situation can be altered though dedication in the absorption of knowledge through patent citations. The more enthusiastic an emerging firm is, the greater the innovation opportunities they are likely to be presented with, which, as

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determining the structure of inter-regional knowledge flows, such flows are favored when regions share similar scientific, technological and sectorial characteristics. For the successful absorption of new knowledge generated in the public sphere, the

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Indian high skilled return migrants encountered in their professional activities. Generational and cultural differences in work place practices hampered the impact that these migrants could have. These studies generally point to the absorptive capacity

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, may cause the firm to lose control over their competence leveraging and combinative capabilities (Teece et al. 1994 ). Firms could easily cope with the absorption of a new related technological area that lies ‘close in’ to its current technological

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Authors: Mauricio Uriona-Maldonado, Raimundo N. M. dos Santos, and Gregorio Varvakis

1982 95 7 Cohen and Levinthal Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation

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lose control of combinative capabilities and competence leveraging. A company can easily deal with the absorption of new technological fields that highly relate to its current technological knowledge base. Therefore, this study suggests that Taiwan

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of knowledge flows between science and technology, and constructed ‘science absorption indicator’ and ‘science diffusion indicator’ to analyze the relational structures between technological fields and scientific fields. Hyun and Jay (Park and Kang

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for the stock of technological capability, which can deepen the absorption capacity (Bhattacharya and Meyer 2003 ; Cohen and Levinthal 1990 ) and consequently help in the acquisition and use of external technology. The second type of

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