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Title:Absorptive capacity in European manufacturing: a Delphi study
Authors:Jung Erceg, Petra (Author)
Pandža, Krsto (Author)
Armbruster, Heidi (Author)
Dreher, Carsten (Author)
Files:URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02635570710719043
 
Language:English
Work type:Unknown ()
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract:This paper sets out to discuss the results of a specific part of a Europe-wide Delphi study that considers issues of absorptive capacity in European manufacturing. Owing to the importance to competitiveness of increasing innovative capabilities in manufacturing it is highly relevant to explore how a wide community of manufacturing experts experience the phenomenon of absorptive capacity and sense future developments. A two round Delphi method was designed in which more than 3,000 experts from 22 European countries assessed 101 statements. This paper discusses eight statements focused on the issue of absorptive capacity. The results show a general consensus about the influence of different inter-firm relationships in acquiring external knowledge and a diversified knowledge structure for assimilating the acquired knowledge. The study also indicates some potential challenges and contradictions in managing inter-firm relationships and knowledge diversity aswell as perceived barriers for future developments of absorptive capacity. Delphi survey is an empirical method subject to the limitation of testing or inductively building theoretical concepts. The results of the Delphi study arepredominantly centred on policy implication and on informing strategic decision-making at manufacturing firms. This paper discusses one of the biggest Delphi surveys ever conducted in Europe. Its comprehensiveness increases the value of the results.
Keywords:industry, manufacturing systems, knowledge capture, Delphi method, Europ
Year of publishing:2007
UDC:658.5.012
ISSN on article:0263-5577
COBISS_ID:11021590 Link is opened in a new window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UM:DK:G7UNSVAG
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Record is a part of a journal

Title:Industrial management + data systems
Shortened title:Ind. manage. data syst.
Publisher:Embankment Press Limited
ISSN:0263-5577
COBISS.SI-ID:25605376 New window

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Language:English
Keywords:industrija, proizvodni sistemi, znanje, metoda Delphi, Evropa


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