Absorptive Capacities of CoP Members and Their Performances

실행 공동체 구성원의 흡수능력과 공동체 성과간의 관계

  • 서현주 (이화여자대학교 경영대학)
  • Received : 2013.08.09
  • Accepted : 2014.02.17
  • Published : 2014.03.01


Absorptive capacity is an ability to acquire, assimilate, transform, and apply external knowledge. Since the objectives of communities of practice(CoPs) are to share task-related knowledge and to apply it to operations, individual absorptive capacities of CoP members are one of the most important success factors of CoPs. The study examined the structural relationship among three groups; antecedents of absorptive capacity, absorptive capacity, and the performance of CoPs. The findings are as follows; Goal interdependence, reciprocal altruism, coordination mechanism and socialization mechanism had significant and positive effects on absorptive capacity. In addition absorptive capacity had significant and positive effects on goal attainment and knowledge application of CoP.


Supported by : 한국연구재단