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An Empirical Study on the Structural Relationship between Transactive Memory System, Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Capability: Evidence from Universities in China
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  • Journal title : The Journal of Information Systems
  • Volume 25, Issue 2,  2016, pp.1-25
  • Publisher : The Korea Association of Information Systems
  • DOI : 10.5859/KAIS.2016.25.2.1
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An Empirical Study on the Structural Relationship between Transactive Memory System, Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Capability: Evidence from Universities in China
Yao, Chunliang; Lee, Young-Chan;
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Purpose The innovation capability nowadays has become increasingly prominent in the universities not only for schools but also for teachers. However, due to less attention to the knowledge utilization and management, also some objective constraints, which caused the low level of the innovation capacity for our universities teachers under the current development in China. Meanwhile, transactive memory system (TMS) and knowledge sharing are important contents in knowledge management. The combination of both systems will contribute to a much more comprehensive understanding and performance of knowledge management. The purpose of this study is to investigate the structural relationships between TMS, knowledge sharing, and innovation capability among Chinese university teachers` teams, and to propose the practical implication to integrate effectively internal knowledge of the team to improve innovation capability. Design/methodology/approach In order to exam and verify the hypothesis proposed, we developed a questionnaire with 16 survey items, and each item comes with a five-point Likert-type scale. Hyperlink of online questionnaire was shared through WeChat. It`s collected 201 responses from 14 universities in China, and the responders are teaching groups` leaders. And all together 191 responses were filtered out as the valid samples. And we analyze the data set and test research hypotheses by using SPSS 22.0 and AMOS 22.0. Findings All hypotheses are supported. The results reveal that knowledge sharing plays an important role in this study as the mediating role. TMS is positively associated with the innovation capability. And the knowledge sharing plays a significant role as mediating value between them, and influences the TMS`s effect on innovation capability. It`s thus cleared that if our teachers could well communicate, exchange and collaborate with other teachers in the same group, the innovation capability among the teachers would be improved effectively.
Transactive Memory System;Knowledge Sharing;Innovation Capability;Chinese University Teachers;
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