This study uses competence transferring theory to establish a mechanism for transferring competence from the outside of an organization. Data were collected in the US from over 300 manufacturing companies. The mechanism of competence transferring is empirically supported. Also, the transferred competences increase manufacturing process competences including process automation, process integration, and process modularity. Furthermore, the process competences lead to higher market performance of firms.
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Liao, Kun; Liao, Ying; and Tu, Qiang, "A Mechanism of transferring manufacturing competences to increase market performance" (2009). The Decision Sciences Institute,Accessed from
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