The impact of knowledge innovation on new product creativity
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[German title: Die Wirkung von Wissensinnovationen auf die entwicklung von neuen, kreativen Produkten]

The contingency value of knowledge in new product creativity
 Jie Yang
International Journal of Technology Management 
Issue: Volume 40, Number 1-3 / 2007 
Pages: 101 – 113 

Abstract: This paper examined the impact of knowledge innovation on new product creativity in China’s High Technology industry. The results show that the knowledge innovationnew product creativity connection is contingent on reward system, top management support, technical skills adequacy and marketing fit. The findings suggest that top management support, technical skills adequacy and marketing fit moderate the relationship between knowledge innovation and new product creativity. The implications for China’s High Technology industry and further research have been discussed.

Keywords: knowledge innovation, knowledge management, KM, new product creativity, new product performance, high technology firms, high tech industry, China, new product development, NPD, reward systems, top management support, technical skills, marketing fit, technology management

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