The Empirical Study on the Relationship of Enterprise Knowledge Source and Innovation Performance

  • Dan Zhu
  • Ailian Ren
  • Fenglei Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 191)


Knowledge is an important expenditure of the enterprise innovation. The knowledge of enterprise innovation originates from the interior production and the exterior knowledge. These two kinds of knowledge sources have different influence on the innovation performance. In this paper based on the data form the questionnaire survey and using DEA, it is measured by the production function. The result indicates that the production efficiency of innovation knowledge is not high for all the sample enterprises. The exterior knowledge, especially coming from the industrial cluster and university knowledge, is seriously wasted and the patent output is very low and so on. In the end, advices are put forward for improving the knowledge innovation performance.


Knowledge source Innovation performance DEA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Zhu
    • 1
  • Ailian Ren
    • 2
  • Fenglei Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Glorious Sun School of Business and ManagementUniversity of Dong HuaShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of ManagementHenan University of Finance and EconomicZhengzhouChina
  3. 3.Tourism Business DepartmentZhengzhou Tourism CollegeZhengzhouChina

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