Learning and knowledge creation in product development: a LISREL analysis
Source: International Journal of Product Development, Volume 1, Number 1, 14 July 2004 , pp. 107-129(23)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:In order to measure the extent to which the organisation learns and accumulates knowledge in product development, the construct "Learning And Knowledge Creation" (LAKC) in product development was put into operation based on Nonaka and Takeuchi's (1995) knowledge creation theory. A national survey gathered data from 239 top managers regarding learning and knowledge activities in product development. A LISREL analysis revealed that LAKC may be conceptualised in terms of four dimensions that satisfy key measurement criteria including unidimensionality and convergent validity, discriminant validity, predictive validity, and reliability. The four dimensions form the basis or index of learning activities, which can be used to evaluate and manage firm's innovation learning activities or to act as independent/dependent variables in empirical research.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics and Decision Sciences, Arkansas State University, State University, AR 72401, USA. 2: Department of Marketing, College of Business Administration, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, USA. 3: Department of Information Systems and E-Commerce, College of Business Administration, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Publication date: 2004-07-14