The aim of this paper is to discuss which factors can be seen essentially affecting a company's learning ability through its organizational receptivity in inter‑organizational knowledge transfer. This will be done by developing a typology of the factors affecting company's organizational receptivity (and absorptive capacity) of new knowledge in inter‑organizational knowledge transfer. Yet, only after the pre‑conditions for the cooperation are created, it is the individuals' abilities and the organizational culture that can essentially affect the outcome.
Volume 3 Issue 2 / Dec 2005 pp65‑138
Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Capabilities, Case study, Coach, Computer-mediated communication, Developing countries, Dynamic learning, Email, Information and Communication Technologies, Innovation, Intangible Assets, Intellectual Capital, Inter-organizational project team management, Knowledge creation and sharing, Knowledge Economy, Knowledge management (KM), Knowledge management systems (KMS), Knowledge transfer, Lotka-Volterra system, Organizational Learning, Organizational receptivity, Organizational Relation, Resource-based view of the firm (RBV), Sustained competitive advantage, Virtual team