Performance of high-tech firms’ resource and capability-based development : knowledge acquisition, organizational utilization and management involvement

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-68
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Business Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


The paper presents the differences in knowledge acquisition, organizational utilization and management involvement between domestic and foreign high-tech firms in China. The scope of the study is to test explicitly how a high-tech firm’s different resources and capabilities contribute to performance. Our study concerns a high-tech firm’s resource determinants and consequences of its technological capability employed, as these have significant effects on the development of an holistic context-based typology that offers rich insights into a high-tech firm’s performance. Utilization of a high-tech firm’s resources and capabilities is identified as the critical conduit for deploying knowledge systems, technologies and innovations. Our research sheds light on the resource determinants of high-tech firms and the performance consequences of employing such resource capabilities.