Knowledge sharing leveraging new product development activities to derive enhanced business performance : mixed method study

Huang, T.T., Stewart, R.A., & Chen, Le (2009) Knowledge sharing leveraging new product development activities to derive enhanced business performance : mixed method study. In IEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEE, Hong Kong, pp. 88-92.

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Abstract

Knowledge has been widely recognised as a determinant of business performance. Business capabilities require an effective share of resource and knowledge. Specifically, knowledge sharing (KS) between different companies and departments can improve manufacturing processes since intangible knowledge plays an enssential role in achieving competitive advantage. This paper presents a mixed method research study into the impact of KS on the effectiveness of new product development (NPD) in achieving desired business performance (BP). Firstly, an empirical study utilising moderated regression analysis was conducted to test whether and to what extent KS has leveraging power on the relationship between NPD and BP constructs and variables. Secondly, this empirically verified hypothesis was validated through explanatory case studies involving two Taiwanese manufacturing companies using a qualitative interaction term pattern matching technique. The study provides evidence that knowledge sharing and management activities are essential for deriving competitive advantage in the manufacturing industry.

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ID Code: 58386
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Business performance, Competitive advantage, Empirical studies, Interaction term, Knowledge-sharing, Management activities, Manufacturing companies, Manufacturing industries, Manufacturing process, Mixed method, New product development, Pattern-matching technique, Research studies
DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2009.5373423
ISBN: 9781424448708
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > Manufacturing Management (091005)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Management (incl. Records Knowledge and Information Management and Intelligence) (150301)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2013 23:44
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 23:47

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