Title: Managing knowledge for new product performance in the high technology industry

Authors: Mingjie Rui, Jie Yang, Joe Hutchinson, Jinjun Wang

Addresses: School of Management, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, 200433 Shanghai, P.R. China and Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, 1 Shuanggang Road, Nanchang 330013, China. ' Department of Management, College of Business and Public Administration, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083, USA. ' Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., P.O. Box 2811, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA. ' School of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

Abstract: This study used path analysis to examine relationships between knowledge management (knowledge innovation and integration), new product creativity, timeliness, and performance among high technology firms in China. The results indicated that knowledge innovation was significantly related to new product creativity. In addition, knowledge integration was related to new product timeliness, which contributed positively to the new product financial performance. Managerial implications and future research also were discussed.

Keywords: knowledge innovation; knowledge integration; knowledge management; new product performance; high technology industry; high tech; creativity; timeliness; financial performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2008.015986

International Journal of Technology Management, 2008 Vol.41 No.1/2, pp.96 - 108

Published online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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