The Effect of Social Capital within and outside the Team on the R&D Performance: The Mediating Role of Knowledge Sharing

팀 내외의 사회적 자본이 R&D 성과에 미치는 영향: 지식공유의 매개효과

  • 황호민 (한국기술교육대학교 산업경영학부) ;
  • 이상곤 (한국기술교육대학교 산업경영학부)
  • Received : 2019.07.29
  • Accepted : 2019.09.06
  • Published : 2019.09.30


This study explores the role of knowledge sharing between their social capital and performance in R&D setting. R&D environment is composed of experts from various domains with different backgrounds, such as technologies and experiences. Thus, increasing team social capital and enhancing knowledge sharing are critical for R&D performance. Social capital and Knowledge sharing are classified into two : Social capital and Knowledge sharing within/outside team. A empirical study was conducted at a research institute of large company that leads the advanced research and development of the domestic chemical industry. Data was collected 292 copies out of 500 copies (Response rate 58.4%). The result indicated that both social capital within and outside team had a positive effect on R&D Performance. Social capital within team had a significant impact on knowledge sharing within the team only, and social capital outside team had a significant effect on knowledge sharing outside the team only. Only knowledge sharing outside the team had a positive effect on R&D Performance and the mediating role of knowledge sharing was acquired for social capital outside team and R&D Performance only. From these key findings, this study suggests that, within the team, social capital alone can achieve results, but outside the team, it is necessary that not only social capital but also knowledge sharing are needed in order to achieve results.


Supported by : 한국기술교육대학교


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