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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). pp. 297-304. ISSN 0950-4222

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Abstract

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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning; Knowledge Boundary; Organizational Boundary; Exploration; Exploitation; China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:11
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4332

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