An Exploratory Study on the Effects of Innovation and Business Performance of CEO's Internal and External Activities

CEO의 내·외부 활동이 혁신과 경영성과에 미치는 영향에 대한 탐색적 연구

  • Choi, Sung-Pyo (Department of Human Resource Development, Korea University of Technology and Education) ;
  • Uh, Soo-Bong (Department of Industrial Management, Korea University of Technology and Education)
  • 최성표 (한국기술교육대학교 인력개발학과) ;
  • 어수봉 (한국기술교육대학교 산업경영학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.23
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30


This study conducts statistical analysis based on a survey of 300 CEOs from Korean companies in order to examine the effects of a CEO's internal?external activities (information, knowledge management, learning organization) on business innovation activity (exploitative, exploratory) and business performance. Analysis results show that learning organization activity had a significant positive (+) effect on exploitative and exploratory innovation activity. In addition, knowledge management activity lacked statistically significant effects on exploratory innovation activity. Furthermore, exploitative and exploratory innovation activity was affected by CEO's internal?external activities (information, knowledge management, learning organization) and had a significant positive (+) effect on company's business performance. but it was shown that the level of influence was different. Results of this study imply that maximizing business performance through developing innovation activity by CEO's internal?external activities (information, knowledge management, learning organization) in the company, extracting activity advantageous to company's business environment based on activity perceived in the precedent study and business strategy becomes advantageous to the attainment of business performance objectives.


Supported by : 한국기술교육대학교


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