Title: An empirical study of dynamic capabilities measurement on R&D department

Authors: Liang-Yang Lin, Se-Hwa Wu, Binshan Lin

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Fu Jen Catholic University, 510, Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchuang, Taipei County 24205, Taiwan, ROC. ' Graduate Institute of Technology and Innovation Management, National Chengchi University, 64, Chih-Nan Road, Sec. 2, Taipei 116, Taiwan, ROC. ' College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA 71115, USA

Abstract: Dynamic capabilities can appropriately explain why the enterprises can respond to the rapidly changing environment. This paper is an empirical study exploring the effects of R&D department|s dynamic capabilities on innovative performance in Taiwan and South Korea. We argue that R&D department|s dynamic capabilities will have positive effects on innovative performance. Hypotheses were tested using regression analysis. Results showed that this research has a good reliability and validity. Results also showed that combinative capabilities, absorptive capacity, and flexibility have positive effects on innovative performance. However, there might have other moderator existed to affect the relationship between combinative capabilities and innovative performance.

Keywords: absorptive capacity; combinative capabilities; dynamic capabilities; flexibility; innovative performance; innovation; knowledge integration; learning; R&D; research and development; capability measurement; Taiwan; South Korea.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.017359

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.217 - 240

Published online: 02 Mar 2008 *

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