Abstract:The paper analyzes the organizational determinants of Absorptive Capacity (AC) and its idiosyncrasies for firms from developing countries. Theoretically, it was proposed a "vicious cycle" of limited AC in Latin-American firms. Empirically, it was identified different determinants of Brazilian innovative firm's AC, according to knowledge sources used to innovate: Academic AC is built by external relationship and individual abilities of firm's researchers, while Market AC is determined by better internal knowled… Show more
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