A study on the Relationship between Cultural Differences and Performance of Knowledge Exchange Promoting Activities in Regional Innovation Cluster

산업클러스터 단위 지식경영에서 지역 및 산업간 문화적 차이와 지식교류촉진활동의 성과 간 관계에 대한 연구

  • 조성의 (경상대학교 경영정보학과, 경영경제연구센터)
  • Received : 2012.03.26
  • Accepted : 2012.04.15
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

Regional innovation cluster is closely related to promoting innovations through activities for knowledge sharing and exchanges among organizations in an adjacent regional context. However, performance of activities for knowledge sharing and exchanges are basically influenced by cultural characteristics of the industries or regions where the organization belongs to. Therefore, knowledge management strategies in a unit of a regional cluster need to consider the cultural characteristics of an industry or region and in turn different activities need to be adopted according to cultural characteristics. This study explores the relationship between cultural differences and the performance of the activities to promote knowledge exchanges in a regional innovation cluster. For this study, factors reflecting cultural characteristics of diverse industries and regions were extracted and the relationships with the performance of the activities promoting inter-organizational knowledge exchanges were analyzed through statistical method.