Investigating innovation capacity, the relationship with absorptive capacity and impact on organisational performance
by Stefano Maleski; Marcos Rogério Mazieri; Julio Carneiro-da-Cunha
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC), Vol. 20, No. 2, 2023

Abstract: Nowadays companies are being charged for adapting to constant market changes, which demands flexibility, market vision and innovation. For this reason, the need to develop innovation capacity in order to gain competitiveness is increasingly understood. The market has already awakened to this, but academic studies are still incipient. In this way, we prepared a bibliometric study with 362 articles, aiming to understand the origin of the theme, we defined, synthesised, and organised the theme. According to the research, we can highlight that the absorptive capacities are essential for the innovation capacity, and in order to be developed, it is necessary to invest in research and development (R&D). We propose three types of studies associated with innovation capacity: 1) innovation capacity and absorption capacity; 2) innovation capacity and performance; 3) innovation capacity and R&D. We propose a research agenda aimed to organise the future innovation capacity literature based on these three factors.

Online publication date: Fri, 14-Apr-2023

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