Relationships between Knowledge Absorptive Capacity, Innovation Performance and Information Technology. Case study: the Romanian Creative Industries SMEs
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationships between absorptive capacity, innovation performance and Information Technology in Romanian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is the first study conducted in Romania which deals with concepts regarding knowledge absorptive capacity and information technology, based on such a large sample of 357 small and medium-sized enterprises from creative industries. The findings identify the effect of multiple dimensions of knowledge absorptive capacity on SMEs’ innovation performance from an Information Technology perspective, offering new theoretical and pragmatic insights.
Information Technology, absorptive capacity, innovation, knowledge integration, knowledge transfer