Building entrepreneurs' innovativeness through knowledge management: the mediating effect of entrepreneurial alertness

Jiao, Hao, Cui, Yu, Zhu, Yunxia and Chen, Jin (2014) Building entrepreneurs' innovativeness through knowledge management: the mediating effect of entrepreneurial alertness. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 26 5: 501-516. doi:10.1080/09537325.2013.872774

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Author Jiao, Hao
Cui, Yu
Zhu, Yunxia
Chen, Jin
Title Building entrepreneurs' innovativeness through knowledge management: the mediating effect of entrepreneurial alertness
Journal name Technology Analysis and Strategic Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0953-7325
1465-3990
Publication date 2014-01-13
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09537325.2013.872774
Volume 26
Issue 5
Start page 501
End page 516
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper explores the possible relationship between sources of knowledge acquisition and entrepreneurs’ innovativeness from the perspective of knowledge management. Specifically, it employs the partial least squares structure equation model to study the entrepreneurs’ innovativeness through knowledge acquisition. It has been found that knowledge acquisition through social networks with suppliers, manufacturers and distributors and management practices has a positive effect on entrepreneurial alertness to business ideas. Moreover, entrepreneurial alertness plays a mediating role between sources of knowledge acquisition and entrepreneurs’ innovativeness. In addition, entrepreneurial alertness plays a completely mediating role between core social network knowledge and entrepreneurs’ innovativeness, and a partial mediating role between sources of knowledge acquisition and entrepreneurs’ innovativeness. This finding has both theoretical and practical implications for entrepreneurial learning in general.
Keyword Knowledge management
Social networks
Entrepreneurial alertness
Entrepreneurs' innovativeness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 13 Jan 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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