The purpose of this study is to evaluate the direct effects of industry competitiveness and organisational learning on knowledge creation. The moderating effects of social capital and entrepreneurial orientation on knowledge-creating activities are also investigated. A 52-item survey questionnaire was developed and 400 manufacturing firms in Taiwan were selected as the samples firms. The results conclude that both industry competitiveness and organisational learning will enhance knowledge-creating activities. In addition, entrepreneurial orientation significantly moderates the relationship between industry competitiveness and organisational learning. The study also suggests that to enhance knowledge creation, firms may need to have more entrepreneurial leadership to promote organisational learning and knowledge creation. Since very limited studies have concentrated on the moderating effects of entrepreneurial orientation on knowledge creation, the results of this study has fitted the gap of previous studies and encouraged more validation in future research.
|Title of host publication||host publication|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2005|
|Event||Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association - Leiria/Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 12 Jul 2005 → 16 Jul 2005
|Conference||Annual Conference of Global Business and Technology Association|
|Period||12/07/05 → 16/07/05|