The Relation between Knowledge Heterogeneity and Knowledge Innovation Performance of R & D Team


Using a sample of 252 R & D teams in Guangzhou, Foshan, Shenzhen, the researcher empirically examines the relationship between knowledge heterogeneity and knowledge innovation performance, the mediating role of knowledge share. Results indicate that knowledge heterogeneity is positively related to knowledge share, the same with knowledge share and knowledge innovation performance. This paper analyzes the results comprehensively and makes recommendations from multiple perspectives including building the knowledge heterogeneous steams, advocating the collaborative spirit, building a knowledge shared platform, improving the organizational structure, and grooming the communication.

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Yang, R. and Yang, J. (2014) The Relation between Knowledge Heterogeneity and Knowledge Innovation Performance of R & D Team. Intelligent Information Management, 6, 81-88. doi: 10.4236/iim.2014.63009.

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