An Empirical Study on Inter-firm Knowledge Governance, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Performance
In order to comprehend the impact of knowledge governance upon knowledge transfers and the capacity of amphibious innovation, this paper presents a framework based on emerging Chinese strategic industries. This study has been based on a sample of 323 research staffs and middle-top managers from 107 emerging strategic firms. Structural equation modeling and the hierarchical regression method were used to test our hypothesis. The results show that inter-firm knowledge governance has a significant positive effect on knowledge transfers, and network structures have a negative moderating effect on the relationship between social mechanisms and knowledge transfers; exploitative innovation and explorative innovation have a significant positive effect on market performance and technical performance, and exploitative innovation and explorative innovations have a negative moderating effect on the relationship between knowledge transfers and market performance. The results provide a theoretical and methodological contribution to the study of knowledge governance and can thus improve managerial practice in an area of knowledge-based companies.
Yang, Xiang and Li, Zhao, "An Empirical Study on Inter-firm Knowledge Governance, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Performance" (2021). WHICEB 2021 Proceedings. 3.