Understanding Absorptive Capacities is an "Innovation Systems" Context

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Understanding Absorptive Capacities is an "Innovation Systems" Context

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dc.contributor.author Narula, Rajneesh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:00Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-02T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6559
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to broaden our understanding of the concept underlying absorptive capacity at the macro –level, paying particular attention to the growth and development perspectives. We provide definitions of absorptive and technological capacity, external technology flows, productivity growth, employment creation and their interrelations. We then analyse the elements of absorptive capability, focusing on the nature of the relationship within a systems view of an economy, focusing primarily on the role of firm and non-firm actors and the institutions that connect them, both within and across borders. We also undertake to explain how the nature of absorptive capacity changes with stages of economic development, and the importance of the different aspects of absorptive capability at different stages. The relationship is not a linear one: the benefits that accrue from marginal increases in absorptive capability change over time. Finally, we provide a tentative and preliminary conceptual argument of how the different stages of absorptive capacity are related to productivity growth, economic growth and employment creation. Key words: New economy, absorptive capacity, knowledge en_US
dc.format.extent 53 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRUID Working paper;2004-02 en_US
dc.subject.other innovation en_US
dc.subject.other økonomisk vækst en_US
dc.subject.other udviklingsøkonomi en_US
dc.subject.other beskæftigelsesudvikling en_US
dc.subject.other u-lande en_US
dc.subject.other produktivitet en_US
dc.title Understanding Absorptive Capacities is an "Innovation Systems" Context en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04mar02 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT
dc.idnumber x645152330 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2004 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Consequences for Economic and Employment Growth en_US


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