volume 22, issue 1, P64-74 2018
DOI: 10.1108/mbe-04-2017-0014
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Sanjay Chaudhary, Safal Batra

Abstract: PurposeThis paper makes an attempt to demonstrate the importance of breaking absorptive capacity (AC) into two sequential components, to effectively measure and utilize the construct. Design/methodology/approachData on potential AC, realized AC and firm performance were collected utilizing survey questionnaire administered to 284 Indian SMEs operating in the automotive service segment. FindingsTo test the proposed hypotheses, the authors broke AC into its two sequential components – potential AC and realized A…

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