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IT Based Knowledge Capability and Commercialization of Innovations: Modeling the impacts on ambidexterity and absorptive capacity

Avimanyu Datta
Washington State University, USA


Abstract
In seeking answer to the question what role can IT based knowledge Capability play in commercialization of innovation, we looked at potential and realized absorptive capacity and ambidexterity . We posit that a firm's absorptive capacity and ambidexterity (ability to explore and exploit) affect its ability to commercialize innovations. Further, absorptive capacity too can be an antecedent to ambidexterity. IT based knowledge capability (which is an instantiation of IT capability) is found to positively moderate the relationship between ambidexterity and commercialization of innovations, and also is an antecedent to potential and realized absorptive capacity. We tie the seemingly isolated bits of literature together into an integrative theoretical and tested it. We assumed the presence of necessary networks and resources that lead to absorptive capacity and ambidexterity.

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Reference:Datta, A. (2009). "IT Based Knowledge Capability and Commercialization of Innovations: Modeling the impacts on ambidexterity and absorptive capacity," . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 9(61). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/9-61
Keywords:Knowledge Capabilities, IT Capability, Absorptive Capacity, Ambidexterity, Potential Absorptive Capacity, Realized Absorptive Capacity, Ambidexterity, Exploration, Exploitation, Commercialization of Innovations
Item Type:Article - Volume 9 Article 61 (2009)
Language:English
Email: Avimanyu Datta (avimanyu.datta@gmail.com)

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