Tag Archives: Process Innovation

Fostering Knowledge Management with Organizations’ Operational and Financial Performance – The Mediating Role of Innovation (Published)

Performance is the bottom line for each and every organization. The firms are in immense race and competition to enhance their operational and financial performance. Performances portray a good and consolidated image in market. This study is aimed to identify the relationship between knowledge management dimensions named as knowledge creation, knowledge transfer and knowledge embeddedness with organizational and financial performance. Furthermore this study is also testing the mediating role of process and administrative innovation in relationship between knowledge management and performance. Simple random sampling has been used in this study and data collect from 341 employees of servicing, manufacturing and trading organization. The findings of this study have revealed that almost all dimensions of knowledge management have a significant positive impact on financial and operational performance. Furthermore, process and administrative innovation has proved as significant mediators in relationship between knowledge management and operational and financial performance. The study is adding the value in literature by testing a unique empirical relation through taking the dimensions of organizational performance.

Keywords: Administrative Innovation, Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Embeddedness, Knowledge Management, Knowledge transfer, Operational and Financial Performance, Process Innovation

EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF PRODUCT AND PROCESS INNOVATIONS ON FIRM SECTOR, OWNERSHIP TYPE, SIZE AND ACTIVITY PERFORMED (Published)

This study was carried out to assess the impact of firm’s demographic information on their perception about product and process innovation. Four demographic variables, namely: sector, type of ownership, company size, and main activity of the firms were chosen as predictors, and their relationship with the two dependent variables: product and process innovations were studied. A total of eight hypotheses were formulated, linking each predictor to both dependent variables, individually. Based on the questionnaire designed, the questions were aimed at determining firms’ perceptions towards product and process innovations in their firms. A simple random sampling was employed to choose firms within the manufacturing and service sector from SMEcorps Malaysia data based, and contact was established via survey to all the selected firms. The data collected was processed using SPSS and analyzed through One-Sample T-test and ANOVA. It was seen that none of the predictors caused a significant variation in SMEs firm perceptions with respect to the firm’s responses on the demographic variables of the firm.

Keywords: Firms Perception, Process Innovation, Product Innovation, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs)

Exploring the Impact of Product and Process Innovations on Firm Sector, Ownership Type, Size and Activity Performed (Review Completed - Accepted)

This study was carried out to assess the impact of firm’s demographic information on their perception about product and process innovation. Four demographic variables, namely: sector, type of ownership, company size, and main activity of the firms were chosen as predictors, and their relationship with the two dependent variables: product and process innovations were studied. A total of eight hypotheses were formulated, linking each predictor to both dependent variables, individually. Based on the questionnaire designed, the questions were aimed at determining firms’ perceptions towards product and process innovations in their firms. Asimple random sampling was employed to choose firms within the manufacturing and service sector from SMEcorps Malaysia data based, and contact was established via survey to all the selected firms. The data collected was processed using SPSS and analyzed through One-Sample T-test and ANOVA. It was seen that none of the predictors caused a significant variation in SMEs firm perceptions with respect to the firm’s responses on the demographic variables of the firm.

Keywords: Firms Perception, Process Innovation, Product Innovation, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs)