Dynamic Perspective of Capability Development in Organizational Learning - from Absprotpvie Capacity to Combinative Capability-
역동적 관점에서 본 조직학습에서의 학습역량 발전에 관한 연구 - 흡수역량에서 결합역량으로-

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dc.description학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 국제대학원 : 국제학과, 2014. 8. 문휘창.-
dc.description.abstractSince learning and knowledge have been regarded as key factors for business innovation, many scholars focus heavily on firms ability to learn and utilize knowledge: absorptive capacity (Cohen and Levinthal, 1990-
dc.description.abstractZahra and George, 2002) and combinative capability (Kogut and Zander, 1992-
dc.description.abstractGrant, 1996). However, despite of growing use of the constructs, the proliferation of these two capabilities brought two challenges to be handled: conceptual overlap between two concepts, and lack of explanation about dynamic process of capability development.

Based on literature review about learning capabilities, this paper finds that the overlap between absorptive capacity and combinative capability can play a potential role on bridging two concepts, and offer a combined framework. First, in terms of overlapping part, this paper finds that the similarity and differences between two concepts can explain the gap between exploration to exploitation.
Second, the combined framework depicts the development of learning capability according to handling knowledge. However, this paper sees that the capability development should be consistent with the knowledge management process after acquisition of external knowledge so, the framework describes that the importance of capability changes from absorptive capacity to combinative capability as a firm excels in handling knowledge. That is, this research argues that knowledge management process of knowledge recipient can be explained through the combined framework of absorptive capacity and combinative capability. In this framework, the research arranges the capabilities which require the process from exploration to exploitation according to the extent which knowledge is disassembled, and offers detailed description about each capability.

Moreover, the research attempts to connect between firms growth stages and the development of organizational capacity through longitudinal case study of POSCO. Based on the five-stage model (Miller and Friesen
dc.description.abstract1984), the history of POSCO was divided into four stages of the five-stage model, and analyzed from capability development perspective. The case study gives two implications: theoretically, the case study shows the offered framework can effectively analyze the development of the firms organizational learning. Empirically, the case study represents the process that knowledge learner becomes knowledge creator in industry, as the firm is matured.

The contribution of this research lies in helping to understand three points
dc.description.abstractfirst, by distinguishing the differences and similarities of absorptive capacity and combinative capability, it gives clear understanding about these two seemingly different concepts. Second, by offering combined framework, it helps to understand the knowledge management process, starting from knowledge exploration to exploitation from knowledge recipient perspective. Third, by offering the case study, the research gives insights about the relationship between firms growth stages and the development of organizational capacity, and elicits propositions about the dominance of specific learning capability at each stage-
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1. Introduction 1
2. Theoretical Background 4
2.1 Knowledge receiver as a determinant of knowledge transfer 6
2.2 Absorptive capacity 7
2.3 Combinative capability 10
3. Integrative perspective of knowledge management 14
3.1 Distinction between RACAP and RCCAP and its bridging role 14
3.2 Combining framework of ACAP and CCAP 22
Knowledge exploration: Potential absorptive capacity 27
Knowledge retention: Realized absorptive capacity 29
Knowledge improvement: Recombination creation capability 31
Knowledge exploitation: Recombinant reuse capability 34

4. The evolution of knowledge capacity and firm 36
4.1 Methodology and Research Setting 36
4.2 Case Study 38
Existence stage 39
Survival stage 43
Success stage 47
Renewal stage 51
4.3 discussion 56
5. Conclusion 59
References 63
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dc.publisher서울대학교 대학원-
dc.subjectOrganizational learning-
dc.subjectAbsorptive capacity-
dc.subjectCombinative capability-
dc.titleDynamic Perspective of Capability Development in Organizational Learning - from Absprotpvie Capacity to Combinative Capability--
dc.title.alternative역동적 관점에서 본 조직학습에서의 학습역량 발전에 관한 연구 - 흡수역량에서 결합역량으로--
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthorYoonjeoung Heo-
dc.citation.pagesⅳ, 81-
dc.contributor.affiliation국제대학원 국제학과-
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