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R&D intensity, knowledge creation process and new product performance: the mediating role of international R&D teams

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Danso, Albert, Danquah, Joseph K., Hussain, Zahid, Khan, Zaheer (2019) R&D intensity, knowledge creation process and new product performance: the mediating role of international R&D teams. Journal of Business Research, . ISSN 0148-2963. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.08.036) (KAR id:75980)

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Abstract

Although previous studies have shown the positive effect of research and development (R&D) intensity on new product performance (NPP), our understanding about the mechanisms through which R&D intensity influence NPP is less understood. In this paper, we focus on the mediating role of international R&D teams in explaining the effect of R&D intensity on NPP. Since R&D teams are dispersed across the globe, thus examining the role of international R&D teams will provide a more nuanced understanding of the mechanisms through which R&D intensity contributes to NPP. Using survey data from 201 Ghanaian firms engaged in internationalisation activities, the results suggest that the use of international R&D teams mediates the relationship between R&D intensity and NPP. Moreover, the findings indicate that the use of international R&D teams improves NPP and that this linkage is amplified when the knowledge creation process inside the firm is stronger. We discuss the implications of these findings for theory and practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.08.036
Uncontrolled keywords: R&D intensity, New product performance, International R&D teams, Knowledge creation process, SMEs, Africa, Ghana
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2019 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75980 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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