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Negative aspects of counter-knowledge on absorptive capacity and human capital

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Autor: Cegarra Navarro, Juan Gabriel
Cepeda-Carrión, Gabriel
Wensley, Anthony
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Administración de Empresas y Comercialización e Investigación de Mercados (Marketing)
Fecha: 2015
Publicado en: Journal of Intellectual Capital, 16 (4), 763-778.
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: Purpose – People live and work in a world where they do not have complete knowledge and, as a result, they make use of rumours, beliefs and assumptions about relevant areas of concern. The term counter-knowledge has been used to refer to knowledge created from unverified sources. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between counter-knowledge and human capital (HC) as well as investigating interactions between absorptive capacity (ACAP) and HC. Design/methodology/approach – A model is tested to examine the relationship between counter-knowledge, HC and the financial performance of 112 companies listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange. Findings – The results are calculated using structural equation modelling. This leads to the main conclusion that while the increasing presence of counter-knowledge leads to a reduction of ACAP and, by extension with HC. However, in the context of the sample, HC has positive effects on firms’ performance. Ther...
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Cita: Cegarra Navarro, J.G., Cepeda-Carrión, G. y Wensley, A. (2015). Negative aspects of counter-knowledge on absorptive capacity and human capital. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 16 (4), 763-778.
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URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11441/71114

DOI: 10.1108/JIC-01-2015-0010

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