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Relationships between Knowledge Absorptive Capacity, Innovation Performance and
Information Technology. Case study: the Romanian Creative Industries SMEs

Doina I. POPESCU1*, Sebastian-Ion CEPTUREANU1, Adriana ALEXANDRU2, Eduard-Gabriel CEPTUREANU1
1 The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romana Square, Bucharest, 010374, Romania
doina.popescu@man.ase.ro (*Corresponding author), sebastian.ceptureanu@man.ase, eduard.ceptureanu@man.ase.ro
2 National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, Averescu Bvd., Bucharest, 011455, Romania
adriana@ici.ro

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationships between absorptive capacity, innovation performance and Information Technology in Romanian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is the first study conducted in Romania which deals with concepts regarding knowledge absorptive capacity and information technology, based on such a large sample of 357 small and medium-sized enterprises from creative industries. The findings identify the effect of multiple dimensions of knowledge absorptive capacity on SMEs’ innovation performance from an Information Technology perspective, offering new theoretical and
pragmatic insights.

Keywords: Information Technology, absorptive capacity, innovation, knowledge integration, knowledge transfer.

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Doina I. POPESCU, Sebastian-Ion CEPTUREANU, Adriana ALEXANDRU, Eduard-Gabriel CEPTUREANURelationships between Knowledge Absorptive Capacity, Innovation Performance and Information Technology. Case study: the Romanian Creative Industries SMEs, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 28(4), pp. 463-476, 2019. https://doi.org/10.24846/v28i4y201910