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The development of absorptive capacity in large firm : A longitudinal exploratory study on Garmin’s Automotive/Mobile segment over time span

Yan, Youshuo (2014) The development of absorptive capacity in large firm : A longitudinal exploratory study on Garmin’s Automotive/Mobile segment over time span.

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Abstract:This paper builds on Zahra and George’s four dimensions of absorptive capacity (ACAP) trying to identify the development of absorptive capacity (ACAP) within large firm using longitudinal method. The empirical study using Garmin’s automotive/mobile segment as a case, demonstrated the process development of ACAP through time span using key indicators. Based on all available public data and using content analysis, the data shows a tendency of faster ACAP development in Garmin’s automotive/mobile business segment with increasing amount of R&D investment. Finally, the industry force might also act as a factor boosting the development of ACAP in large firms.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65338
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