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dc.contributor.authorSedoglavich, Vesna
dc.contributor.authorAkoorie, Michèle E.M.
dc.contributor.authorPavlovich, Kathryn
dc.identifier.citationSedoglavich, V., Akoorie, M. E. M., & Pavlovich, K. (2014). Measuring absorptive capacity in high-tech companies: Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, published online February 24 2014.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this article is to show how mixed methods can be used to develop a deeper understanding of the construct, absorptive capacity (AC). We used qualitative data from eight case studies to identify which types of AC knowledge firms have. Then we identified variables for measuring AC. We identified two types of AC: “technological” AC and “non-core” AC. Using a Karnaugh Map and a Fuzzy Logic Design, we developed a quantitative model to measure overall AC. By focusing on interpretive integration, our results from using both qualitative and quantitative methods yielded complementary rather than contradictory findings, and the goal of “knowing more” about AC was achieved.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Mixed Methods Research
dc.subjectmixed methodsen_NZ
dc.subjectabsorptive capacity measurementen_NZ
dc.subjectfuzzy set theoryen_NZ
dc.subjectKarnaugh mapen_NZ
dc.subjectcapability quantificationen_NZ
dc.titleMeasuring absorptive capacity in high-tech companies: Mixing qualitative and quantitative methodsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ

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