The importance of internal and external knowledge sourcing and firm performance: A latent class estimation

Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Dynamics of Globalization Location-Specific Advantages or Liabilities of Foreignness?, 2011, 1st edition, pp. 389 - 423
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This research examines the dif/erential impact 0/ the importance 0/ internally and ex ternally sourced in/ormation and knowledge and their relationship 10 absorptive capacity andfirm performance. In addition, IMs analysis deals directly with the "nobservable heterogeneity amongst firms that is generally viewed as the raison d'ilre f or a unique resource-based perspective of organizational performance. Lalent class, finite mix ture regression models are used that show that a single model relating knowledge sourcing, absorptive capacity and firm performance is inadequate in explaining even a minor portion of the variation which is seen between firms.
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