Title: Relationships between collective learning, absorptive capacity, and innovation performance

Authors: Ming-Ji James Lin; Min-Yueh Chuang; Kuan-Liang Wei

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan ' Department of Business Administration, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan ' Department of Business Administration, National Chiayi University, No. 300 Syuefu Rd., Chiayi City 60004, Taiwan

Abstract: The aim of this study is to provide a quantitative analysis of collective learning, absorptive capacity, and innovation performance as key success factors in industrial cluster. The study focuses, in particular on the mediation effect of absorptive capacity, largely neglected in the literature. The results show that collective learning including interaction with local firms, interaction with local institutions and interaction with local labour market have positive effects on innovation performance. As expected, results indicate that the effects of collective learning on innovation performance were mediated by absorptive capacity.

Keywords: collective learning; absorptive capacity; innovation performance; industrial clusters; regression analysis; CSFs; critical success factors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.064733

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.3, pp.338 - 352

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 08 Sep 2014 *

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