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dc.contributor.authorSchweisfurth, Tim-
dc.contributor.authorRaasch, Antje-Christina-
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-20T08:18:51Z-
dc.date.available2022-09-20T08:18:51Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-
dc.identifier.citationResearch Policy 47 (4): 687-699 (2018-05)de_DE
dc.identifier.issn0048-7333de_DE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11420/13635-
dc.description.abstractInnovation occurs when knowledge about unmet customer needs intersects with knowledge about technological solutions. Both knowledge types are often located outside the firm and need to be absorbed in order for innovation to occur. While there has been extensive research into absorptive capacity for solution knowledge, a necessary complement − absorptive capacity for new customer needs − has been neglected. In an individual-level study of 864 employees from a home appliance firm, we show that need absorptive capacity is theoretically and empirically distinct from solution absorptive capacity, and that both are positively associated with employee innovativeness. Interestingly, we find asymmetric extra-domain effects: prior solution knowledge is positively related to need absorptive capacity (cross-pollination effect), while prior need knowledge is negatively related to solution absorptive capacity (attenuation effect). We contrast the cognitive underpinnings of the two absorptive capacity types, contributing to emerging scholarly thinking on the domain-specificity and micro foundations of absorptive capacity.en
dc.relation.ispartofResearch policyde_DE
dc.subjectAbsorptive capacityde_DE
dc.subjectIndividual levelde_DE
dc.subjectInnovativenessde_DE
dc.subjectNeed knowledgede_DE
dc.subjectQuantitativede_DE
dc.subjectSolution knowledgede_DE
dc.titleAbsorptive capacity for need knowledge: Antecedents and effects for employee innovativenessde_DE
dc.typeArticlede_DE
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tuhh.abstract.englishInnovation occurs when knowledge about unmet customer needs intersects with knowledge about technological solutions. Both knowledge types are often located outside the firm and need to be absorbed in order for innovation to occur. While there has been extensive research into absorptive capacity for solution knowledge, a necessary complement − absorptive capacity for new customer needs − has been neglected. In an individual-level study of 864 employees from a home appliance firm, we show that need absorptive capacity is theoretically and empirically distinct from solution absorptive capacity, and that both are positively associated with employee innovativeness. Interestingly, we find asymmetric extra-domain effects: prior solution knowledge is positively related to need absorptive capacity (cross-pollination effect), while prior need knowledge is negatively related to solution absorptive capacity (attenuation effect). We contrast the cognitive underpinnings of the two absorptive capacity types, contributing to emerging scholarly thinking on the domain-specificity and micro foundations of absorptive capacity.de_DE
tuhh.publisher.doi10.1016/j.respol.2018.01.017-
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dc.type.driverarticle-
dc.type.casraiJournal Article-
tuhh.container.issue4de_DE
tuhh.container.volume47de_DE
tuhh.container.startpage687de_DE
tuhh.container.endpage699de_DE
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item.creatorOrcidSchweisfurth, Tim-
item.creatorOrcidRaasch, Antje-Christina-
item.creatorGNDSchweisfurth, Tim-
item.creatorGNDRaasch, Antje-Christina-
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crisitem.author.deptOrganizational Design and Collaboration Engineering W-13-
crisitem.author.deptTechnologie- und Innovationsmanagement W-7-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-6774-3912-
crisitem.author.parentorgStudiendekanat Management-Wissenschaften und Technologie-
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