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Antecedents of Employees' Knowledge Integration Capability and Its Effects on Knowledge Creation: Focused on Convergence-Oriented Organizations

조직구성원의 지식통합 역량에 대한 선행 요인과 지식창출 효과에 관한 연구: 융합 지향 조직을 중심으로

  • 홍진원 ((주)코어날리지네트웍스 핵심지식개발센터) ;
  • 서우종 (인하대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2014.09.02
  • Accepted : 2014.10.22
  • Published : 2014.12.01

Abstract

Knowledge integration is becoming a primary function of improving organizational capabilities and performance in today's convergence paradigm. The knowledge integration capability of employees has increasingly been regarded as a critical source for developing new products and services. This study investigates the influential factors of employees' knowledge integration capability and its effects. A theoretical research model was developed based on the socio-technical perspective and information processing theory. The model includes teamwork quality, expertise, IT support, and knowledge complexity as the primary influential factors of employees' knowledge integration capability. A large-scale survey was conducted for gathering data (a total of 316 samples from 141 organizations) to test the proposed model. The test results of the hypotheses show that expertise and knowledge complexity are the significant influential factors of employees' knowledge integration capability, and also the capability has a positive effect on the knowledge creation performance of employees. Our findings contribute to the development of initiatives for promoting employees' knowledge integration capability, especially in knowledge intensive organizations focusing on convergence products and services.

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Supported by : 인하대학교