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A Mediation Analysis of Absorption Capacity by Bootstrapping Technique in Multiple Mediator Model
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A Mediation Analysis of Absorption Capacity by Bootstrapping Technique in Multiple Mediator Model
Kim, Hyun-Woo; Lee, Hong-Bae; Shin, Yong-Ho;
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The mediation methods suggested by Baron and Kenny, Sobel, Aroian and Goodman, have widely used to test the mediating effect. However, as there are many problems in statistical test power, as well as statistical accuracy, a bootstrapping technique has been suggested as an alternative. In this paper, we adopt the phantom variables based on the bootstrapping technique to test the mediating effect in multiple mediator model consisting of three or more mediating variables. In particular, we formulate the multiple mediator model for analyzing the relations among organizational resources, the absorption capacity as mediating variables and technology commercialization capabilities. And using the bootstrapping approach, we analyzed the mediating effect of the absorption capacity by setting of phantom variables and calculated total indirect effect size and the statistical significance. The empirical results are as follows. First, we confirmed that the bootstrapping approach and the phantom variable is the very efficient and systematic mediation method. Second, we recognized that there is a difference in the mediating characteristics of the absorption capacity depending on the resource characteristics of human resources and material resources obviously.
Mediating Effect;Bootstrap;Phantom Variable;Absorption Capacity;
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