The role of knowledge sharing in the effects of intellectual capital and innovativeness on firm performance

Mustafa Emre Civelek, Pinar Başar

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the role of knowledge sharing in the effects of intellectual capital and innovativeness on firm performance. Partial least square structural equation modeling method was used. This method is variance-based and non-parametric method since it does not have any distributional assumption. This method is preferred in the small sample size and non-normal distribution. According to the findings of this research, knowledge sharing plays mediator roles in the relationships between intellectual capital and firm performance. But knowledge sharing does not have any mediating effect in the relationships between innovativeness and firm performance. The most important limitation of this research is small sample size. Therefore, PLS-SEM is preferred in this research. This study reveals the importance of knowledge sharing on Intellectual capital and business performance. Main premise of this study is that the knowledge sharing would play mediator role in the relationship among intellectual capital and innovativeness and firm performance. This mediator role constitutes the research question of this study. In this context, therefore, the study contributes toward the literature for better understanding of the role of knowledge sharing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3274-3301
Number of pages28
Journal OPUS Uluslararası Toplum Araştırmaları Dergisi
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2020

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