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January 2011

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The Review of Higher Education


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.


Copyright © 2011 Association for the Study of Higher Education. This article first appeared in The Review of Higher Education 34:3 (2011), 355–379. Reprinted with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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