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An empirical analysis of the influence of external knowledge network on SMEs` new technology development and technology commercialization capabilities in the perspective of open innovation
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 5,  2016, pp.149-156
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.5.149
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An empirical analysis of the influence of external knowledge network on SMEs` new technology development and technology commercialization capabilities in the perspective of open innovation
Hau, Yong Sauk;
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In today`s rapidly-changing business context with technology convergence among various fields, new technology development and technology commercialization capabilities are very important to the survival and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This study develops the research model based on the open innovation perspective and empirically tests it by using 2,000 data from SMEs in South Korea. The empirical analysis result reveals that SMEs` external technology collaboration network and external information network diversities have positive effects on their technology commercialization capability, and these effects are fully mediated by their new technology development capability. Based on these results, the study provides meaningful implications especially in terms of SMEs` managers who pursue entrepreneurship.
Technology Convergence;SME;External Knowledge Network;New Technology Development Capability;Technology Commercialization Capability;Entrepreneurship;
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