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1. The act of combining (that is, by joining, uniting, or otherwise bringing into close association) separate entities.
2. The state of being so combined.
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Multistep chemical, enzymatic, and mechanical combinative methods have been proven to be detrimental to different properties of some tissues.
More specifically, studying TCL's acquisition of Thomson's television set business in 2004, Deng (23) showed how weakness in three dimensions absorptive capacity: the capacity to understand the strategic assets acquired; combinative capabilities to assimilate and integrate these assets; and the capacity to transform and apply them for advantage in the market, led to poor performance of this acquisition.
Further, firms with interconnected TMTs are thought to be better at recognizing opportunities and synergies thus supporting combinative knowledge processes (Jansen et al., 2008), and the findings confirm that shared leadership is positively related to the transformation capability of absorptive capacity.
In most cross-national research that examines national differences in entrepreneurial activities, scholars focus primarily on institutional or cultural predictors of entrepreneurship activity, but typically not both and, if both, not on their combinative effects.
These three distinctly combinative layers are marked by a sophisticated color palette that is refined for a global scale, enabling design variations suitable for any region.
Rather, urban architectures--and sustainable communities, specifically--denote combinative strategies that seek to preempt, prepare, and offer protection against a range of threats, determinate and indeterminate, banal and extraordinary, as well as a range of aspirations.
The sporadic occurrence of CRC is a combinative effect of environmental and genetic factors leading to the multistage progression from normal to adenoma and then finally to malignant carcinoma over several years to decades [3].
Liu, "Performance assessment of combinative pixel-level image fusion based on an absolute feature measurement," International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, vol.
Optimal route was generated by a combinative strategy of topological-index and [A.sup.*] algorithm.
Here each weak classifier stage is performed by selecting a combinative set of features being computed based on the integral images, which reflects integrals over the subregions contained in the region, as depicted in Figure 1.