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Investigating Absorptive Capacity Strategies via Simulation

Aversa, P. & Ihrig, M. (2012). Investigating Absorptive Capacity Strategies via Simulation. Paper presented at the 26th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2012, May 29th – June 1st , 2012, Koblenz, Germany.


Absorptive capacity, defined as the organizational capability to identify, absorb and exploit knowledge, is one of the most discussed topics in the management literature. Yet, its complex nature makes it almost impossible to empirically test it. This paper develops SimAC, an agent-based simulation tool that enables studying and comparing different absorptive capacity strategies, their related financial payoffs, and their knowledge creation potential through time.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Agent-based simulation, absorptive capacity, strategic management, organizational learning, knowledge, ISpace, SimISpace2, performance.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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