Journal of Hotel and Business Management

Journal of Hotel and Business Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2169-0286

+44 20 3868 9735

Elham Shahmiri Lakeh

Department of Economics and Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

  • Research Article   
    Knowledge Absorptive Capacity and Organizational Responsiveness: The Moderating Role of Strategic Orientation
    Author(s): Elham Shahmiri Lakeh*, Alireza Khorakian and Mahdi Forghani Bajestani

    Purpose: This study highlights knowledge absorptive capacity as a core capability playing a key role in organizational success through increased responsiveness to environmental changes. It also aims to evaluate the strategic orientation of prospector, analyzer, and defender organizations as a contextual factor conditioning the effect of knowledge absorptive capacity. Design: The study adopts a quantitative approach using self-administered questionnaires. The primary data collected from senior managers of 80 medium and large manufacturing firms were used in multiple regressions to test the hypotheses. Findings: The results suggest that there is a positive, significant relationship between knowledge absorptive capacity and organizational responsiveness. Further, this positive effect is more pronounced f.. Read More»

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