عنوان مقاله [English]
The ability to identify and utilize external knowledge and technologies, called "absorptive capacity", is one of the main competitive factors at firm and national level. Different factors affect absorptive capacity, and a purpose of this paper is to identify these factors discussed as common innovation infrastructures. The other purpose is to examine the impact of absorptive capacity on the innovative performance of countries. The proposed conceptual model is composed of three dimensions of "common innovation infrastructure", "national absorptive capacity" and "Innovative performance", and includes 8 constructs in total. This study is of applied and correlational type with 81 countries around the world selected as its sample based on the availability of their data. The data is gathered from different databases, and structural equation modeling is used to analyze and validate them by AMOS software. The results show that the experimental data fit the conceptual model, and that absorptive capacity is a confounding variable in positive effect of common innovation infrastructures on national innovative performance.
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