- Volume 14 Issue 3
An empirical analysis based on organizational members' perceptions about the effects of antecedents to the external knowledge network on product and service innovations : on the basis of the open innovation perspective
조직 구성원들이 인식하는 자사의 외부 지식 네트워크 구축의 선행요인들이 제품 및 서비스 혁신에 미치는 영향에 관한 실증분석 : 개방형 혁신의 관점을 기반으로
- Received : 2013.07.08
- Accepted : 2013.09.05
- Published : 2013.09.01
As the external knowledge networks of firms have become more and more important to their product and service innovations, many global leading companies such as P & G, IBM, and Samsung Electronics have formulated and implemented their open innovation strategy. This study attempts to empirically analyze the effects of CEOs' supports for external knowledge networks, external knowledge network-oriented cultures and inter-organizational knowledge management systems as the major antecedents to external knowledge networks by using the data based on organizational members' perceptions about them. Based on 847 samples collected from employees in three companies in the medical, the construction and the IT service industries, this study performed a structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis about the effects of the antecedents to the external knowledge networks on product and service innovations through Partial Least Squares (PLS). The empirical findings of this study show that CEOs' supports for external knowledge network positively influence product and service innovations, partially mediated by external knowledge network-oriented cultures and inter-organizational knowledge management systems. And they also show that external knowledge network-oriented cultures and inter-organizational knowledge management systems have a positive effect on product and service innovations, respectively, partially mediated by external knowledge networks. With these new findings, academic and practical implications are discussed.
Supported by : 영남대학교