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Organizational Attributes and Learning beyond the Boundaries: Comparative Case Studies of Two High-Tech Firms

Zhong, J and Wu, S and Li, J (2008) 'Organizational Attributes and Learning beyond the Boundaries: Comparative Case Studies of Two High-Tech Firms.' Industry and Higher Education, 22 (5). 297 - 304. ISSN 0950-4222

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Abstract

© 2008, © 2008 SAGE Publications. This study compares two high-tech firms in terms of their differences in organizational characteristics and learning activities beyond the boundaries. It finds that the larger company continuously develops new technology to achieve long-term survival through a balance between exploration and exploitation while the smaller enterprise grows quickly by leveraging focused technology and core business. The innovation-oriented firm gives more emphasis to learning beyond its knowledge boundary and the customer-oriented firm focuses on learning beyond its organizational boundary. The two firms' sustainable development illustrates two strategies to adapt to the complexity of the external environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 21:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4332

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