Microlevel antecedents of absorptive capacity in joint project engineering teams


Ojo, Adedapo Oluwaseyi and Raman, Murali and Chong, Chin Wei (2017) Microlevel antecedents of absorptive capacity in joint project engineering teams. Management Research Review, 40 (9). pp. 990-1006. ISSN 2040-8269

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This paper aims to investigate the micro-level antecedents of absorptive capacity (ACAP) based on the multilevel perspective of learning capabilities in asymmetric joint project engineering teams constituted by local employees and expatriates. The authors integrated the micro-foundational and multilevel learning theories to delineate the individual and team dimensions of ACAP. Using structural equation modelling, the authors tested the hypothesized relationships among the underlying individual determinants and multilevel dimensions of ACAP. The data were collected from a sample of 248 local employees from 76 joint project engineering teams in the Nigerian upstream oil industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic assistance, Absorptive capacity, Learning capability, Need for cognition, Prior experience, Joint project engineering team, Micro-foundation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2020 18:35
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2020 18:35
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/7080


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