Title Absorptive capacity, innovation and cultural barriers: A Conditional mediation model
Authors LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, Roldan, Jose L., Leal-Millan, Antonio G., ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, LEAL RODRÍGUEZ, ANTONIO LUIS
External publication No
Means J. Bus. Res.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.48000
SJR Impact 1.35200
Area International
Publication date 01/05/2014
ISI 000333775900019
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84894264154
DOI 10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.11.041
Abstract The construct of absorptive capacity has two dimensions: potential absorptive capacity (PACAP) and realized absorptive capacity (RACAP). This study addresses these two dimensions separately, and analyzes their influence on innovation outcomes (10) in organizations. The study also examines the mediating role of RACAP in the relationship between PACAP and IO. Furthermore, the paper contains a discussion on the moderating role of cultural barriers (CB) in decreasing the PACAP-RACAP link. Consequently, this study builds and tests a conditional process model. Data comes from a sample of 110 firms from the Spanish automotive components manufacturing sector. Results from variance-based structural equation modeling and the PROCESS tool show that RACAP fully mediates the influence of PACAP on IO, and that CB negatively conditions this indirect effect. This study provides evidence that when CB attains medium-to-high values, this indirect influence is not different from zero. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords Absorptive capacity; Organizational culture; Cultural barriers; Innovation; Partial least squares
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