The absorptive capacity construct has been examined across various country, interorganization, and organizational level phenomena. This paper presents a framework that adopts the absorptive capacity framework to explain the relationship between creative and innovative performance at the individual level. The framework is illustrated by predicting research scholarship among university faculty.
Ashley R. Davis and N. Da Silva. "Absorptive Capacity at the Individual Level: Linking Creativity to Innovation in Academia" The Review of Higher Education (2011): 355-379.