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Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Sharing, and Innovation Performance: Evidence from the Chinese Construction Industry

School of Management Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan 250101, China
Engineering Audit Section of Audit Office, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250358, China
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Sustainability 2019, 11(9), 2713;
Received: 12 April 2019 / Revised: 3 May 2019 / Accepted: 6 May 2019 / Published: 13 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Knowledge and Intellectual Capital Management for Sustainability)
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Knowledge economy era is an era driven by innovation, mainly based on the input of intangible assets which plays decisive roles in the long-term development of enterprises. The product value of enterprises is largely determined by their intellectual capital. Therefore, as pillars of China’s economy, construction enterprises must strengthen their investments in intellectual capital, and to achieve competitiveness in the market, enterprises must share knowledge with the other members of their networks. This study explores the relationship among the intellectual capital, knowledge sharing, and innovation performance of construction enterprises and the mediating effect of knowledge sharing on the relationship between intellectual capital and innovation performance by using data collected from a questionnaire survey. These data are analyzed along with the aforementioned relationships by using SPSS and a structural equation model. The findings indicate that intellectual capital not only has a direct positive influence on the innovation performance of construction enterprises but also positively affects their innovation performance through knowledge sharing. This paper concludes by presenting its limitations and the implications of its findings. View Full-Text
Keywords: intellectual capital; knowledge sharing; innovation performance; construction industry intellectual capital; knowledge sharing; innovation performance; construction industry

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Li, Y.; Song, Y.; Wang, J.; Li, C. Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Sharing, and Innovation Performance: Evidence from the Chinese Construction Industry. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2713.

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