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Stimulating innovation performance through knowledge-oriented leadership and knowledge sharing: the moderating role of market turbulence

Phong Ba Le (Hanoi University of Industry, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Yen Hai Do (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam)

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Article publication date: 19 May 2023

Issue publication date: 30 April 2024




Due to the vital role of innovation for firms to respond to the change and achieve competitive advantage, the purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of knowledge-oriented leadership (KOL) on innovation performance (IP) via the mediating role of knowledge sharing (KS). This study also clarifies the KS-IP relationship by exploring the moderating role of market turbulence.


Analysis of moment structures and structural equation modeling are applied to examine the relationship among the latent factors in the proposed research model using data collected from 281 participants in 112 manufacturing and service firms in Vietnam.


The findings revealed that KOL serves as a key precursor to foster IP, directly or indirectly, through knowledge-oriented leaders’ effect on tacit and explicit KS behaviors. In addition, the paper highlights the moderating role of market turbulence in strengthening the impact of KS activities on IP.

Research limitations/implications

By highlighting the important role KOL practice for stimulating KS behaviors, this paper provides a valuable understanding and novel approach for firms to improve IP. The research findings support the idea that market turbulence significantly contributes to increasing the effects of KS behaviors on IP.


This study contributes to bridging research gaps in the literature and advances the insights of how KOL directly and indirectly fosters IP via mediating roles of tacit and explicit KS processes under the effects of market turbulence.



Le, P.B. and Do, Y.H. (2024), "Stimulating innovation performance through knowledge-oriented leadership and knowledge sharing: the moderating role of market turbulence", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 527-549.



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