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This study examines the influence mechanism of knowledge inertia on the adoption of innovative medical equipment. We develop a conceptual model of the relationship of knowledge inertia, knowledge absorptive capability and the adoption of innovative medical equipment. Our research findings show that knowledge absorptive capability has a significant positive impact on the adoption of innovative medical equipment while knowledge inertia has a negative impact. In the mean time, knowledge absorptive capability mediates the relationship between knowledge inertia and the adoption of innovative medical equipment. Moreover, perceived organizational support and knowledge potential of doctor has a moderating effect on the relationship between knowledge inertia and knowledge absorptive capability. The paper rounds off with a discussion of expected contributions.
Zhang, Xun and Xu, Biao, "Study on the Influence Mechanism of Knowledge Inertia on the Adoption of Innovative Medical Equipment" (2017). ICEB 2017 Proceedings. 41.