Title: Analysis of the relationship between assimilation capabilities and organisational performance

Authors: Alexander Zuñiga-Collazos; Geovanny Perdomo-Charry; Nelson Lozada

Addresses: Faculty of Economics Sciences, Universidad de San Buenaventura, Carrera 122 # 6-65, Cali, Colombia ' School of Business, CEIPA University, Calle 77 Sur No. 40 – 165, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia ' Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Universidad de Antioquia, Cl. 67 #53 – 108, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Abstract: There is limited empirical evidence about the relationship between innovation and organisational performance in developing countries like Colombia. While this country has had an important growth in the last years in its innovation levels of within enterprises, innovation based on the assimilation capacity of companies has been key to this growth. This empirical study analysed the relation between assimilation capacity and organisational performance using a sample of 227 companies located in Medellin, Colombia. The findings show that enterprises that develop assimilation capabilities may have better probabilities to improve their organisational performance. This study suggests that companies where managers promote problem solving between areas of a company may have better probabilities to improve their profit growth.

Keywords: assimilation capabilities; organisational performance; SEM; Colombia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2018.092625

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2018 Vol.16 No.3, pp.388 - 398

Received: 19 Dec 2016
Accepted: 09 Mar 2017

Published online: 14 Jun 2018 *

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