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03. December 2018 : New publication in the Int. Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM)

A new publication by Piet Hausberg and Peter S. H. Leeflang (University Groningen/NL and Aston Business School/UK) is forthcoming in the International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM).

In their empirical study, Hausberg and Leeflang investigate the effect that several types of integration mechanisms between functionally specialized departments have on innovation performance and whether the Absorptive Capacity (AC) of these departments acts as a mediating variable. They find evidence for such a mediating effect in case of research and development (R&D) departments, but not for marketing and sales (M&S) departments. For more information on findings and implications, please see the article here.