Moderator effects of proactive knowledge transfer among knowledge transfer usefulness, management, and innovation: A study of knowledge innovation effective model construction

Hsiao Ming Chen, Yu His Yuan, Chia Huei Wu, Chien Yun Dai

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The purpose of this study was trying to explore the influence and relationship between knowledge transfer usefulness, management, initiative, and innovation. The instrument was constructed through literature review and related research scales. Total 26 items were retrieved from related study and modified dependent on exports' recommendations. Total 1,012 valid data were collected based on judgment sampling. The Cronbach's α of instrument was ranged from .878 to .948. The construction validity test was passed. The analysis result shows that knowledge management play strong partial mediator role between knowledge transfer usefulness and knowledge innovation, meanwhile, knowledge transfer usefulness was also the important predictor to knowledge innovation. Hence, the proactive knowledge transfer has moderation effects between knowledge management and knowledge innovation. The research model was established and some conclusions and suggestions were discussed base on the research findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-33
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Knowledge Innovation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Mediator
  • Moderator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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