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Influence of creativity and knowledge sharing on performance

Chao‐Sen Wu (College of Management, Da‐Yeh University, Changhua, Taiwan)
Cheng‐Jong Lee (Department of Sport and Business Management, Da‐Yeh University, Changhua, Taiwan)
Li‐Fen Tsai (Department of Marketing Management, Transworld University, Douliou City, Taiwan)

Journal of Technology Management in China

ISSN: 1746-8779

Article publication date: 10 February 2012



The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of technological creativity for sports and knowledge sharing on individual performance, and to analyze the correlation among creativity for sports technologies, knowledge sharing, and individual performance, via the mediating effect of athletes' self‐efficacy.


This study selected 250 current athletes, including tennis players, track and field athletes, volleyball players, etc. as the subjects. Statistical methods, such as Cronbach's α, factor analysis, Pearson's correlation, regression analysis, and path analysis, were used to perform analyses.


It was found that among the technological creativity for sports, athletes' creativity and analytic capacity had significant positive influence on task performance and team performance in athletes' individual performance. In other words, the improvement in athletes' self‐efficacy may improve their creativity and level of technological capacity, which further improves team performance and task performance.


For coaches it is necessary to constantly strengthen athletes' self‐efficacy and provide them with the space for the development of creativity and technological capacity in order to specifically improve their athletic performance. This study integrated relevant theories of technological creativity with those of self‐efficacy to investigate issues regarding improvements in athletes' performance. At present, there is a lack of relevant studies on technological creativity for sports. The research results can serve as a reference to future studies for continuous clarification of investigations into technological creativity for sports.



Wu, C., Lee, C. and Tsai, L. (2012), "Influence of creativity and knowledge sharing on performance", Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 64-77.



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