International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

IT Innovativeness, Exploration and Organizational Knowledge Transfer
Kangkang Qi

This paper investigates the relationships between organizational IT innovativeness and tacit and explicit knowledge transfers. It also examines the impact of firm’s strategy of exploit or explore on those two kinds of knowledge transfers. Using survey data from U.S. biochemistry and biomedical industries with sample size of 206, I run the structural equation modeling techniques and find positive and significant relationship between IT innovativeness and tacit knowledge transfer, but marginally significant and positive association between IT innovativeness and explicit knowledge transfer. I also find that the more firms exploit, the less knowledge transfers occur, both for explicit and tacit knowledge. The paper concludes with the managerial implications and future research directions.

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