The effect of absorptive capacity on innovation performance: Empirical research on the mediating effects of knowledge transfer efficiencyAuthor(s): Dong Xun, Gong Xuehan
The objective of this study is to analyze the mechanism of absorptive capacity in the course of innovation for the purpose of improving the innovation performance of the firms. This paper set the knowledge transfer efficiency as the intermediate variable based on the theory of capability level, analyzing the path and effect on innovation performance in all dimensions of the absorptive capacity. The research results show that absorptive capacity as a kind of high-level capability, the absorptive capacity can influence the innovation performance through the knowledge transfer efficiency. Each dimension of the absorption capacity produces different effects. Firms should pay attention to and treated differently in the process of technological innovation.