Enkel, E. and S. Heil (2014). "Preparing for distant collaboration: Antecedents to potential absorptive capacity in cross-industry innovation." Technovation 34(4): 242-260.
Format: Peer-reviewed journal article
Type: Research non-experimental
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Annotation: Novel ideas are created at the intersections between different knowledge bases. Firms seek new knowledge as a means to a competitive advantage. Organizational ambidexterity is a research concept describing firms which pursue explorative endeavors while simultaneously exploiting existing knowledge. Collaborative innovation helps businesses find value in operating with ambidexterity. Absorbing knowledge is critical aspect of research and development collaborations.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Federal lab, Government, Large business, Small business, University.
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Brokers, Clinicians, Manufacturers, Policy makers, Researchers.
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Fundamental
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Using distant, not obvious analogies works better to model and simulate novel ideas or new applications of existing knowledge.
Case study analysis
Occurrences within model: NtK 1.3, 3.3