Capabilities push

‘Capabilities push’ emphasized changes in a firm’s ability to pursue particular technology paths. An implication is that firms must invest in scientific knowledge to develop their ‘capacity to absorb’ knowledge and exploit opportunities emerging from the state-of-the-art elsewhere (Mowery, 1983; Rosenberg, 1990; Cohen and Levinthal, 1990).
Page 50 Nemet (2008) in Foxon, Kohler and Oughton

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