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Nexus among intellectual capital, interorganizational learning, industrial Internet of things technology and innovation performance: a resource-based perspective

Shafique Ur Rehman (Business Administration, ILMA University, Karachi, Pakistan)
Khurram Ashfaq (College of Commerce, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Stefano Bresciani (Management, Scuola di Management ed Economia, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy)
Elisa Giacosa (Management, Scuola di Management ed Economia, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy)
Jens Mueller (Massey University – Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand)

Journal of Intellectual Capital

ISSN: 1469-1930

Article publication date: 29 December 2021

Issue publication date: 21 March 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The authors observe the influence of intellectual capital (IC) on innovation performance with the mediating role of interorganizational learning (IOL) in the Pakistani automotive industry. Besides, industrial Internet of things (IoT) technology is used as moderating variables between IOL and innovation performance.

Design/methodology/approach

Structural equation modeling (SEM) presents scholars with extra flexibility and enhanced research conclusions. SEM is described as a statistical methodology and the best tool used for hypothesis testing. The authors used partial least squares SEM for testing hypotheses. The simple random sampling technique followed to collect data from respondents, and 492 questionnaires were used for analysis.

Findings

The outcomes reveal that IC enhances innovation performance and IOL. Moreover, IOL increases innovation performance. IOL significantly mediates between IC and innovation performance. Industrial IoT technology improves innovation performance. Finally, industrial IoT technology strengthens the positive association between IOL and innovation performance.

Practical implications

This study concentrates on the issue of how managers use IOL and industrial IoT technology to take higher advantage of IC that increases innovation performance.

Originality/value

This is the initial study that builds a theoretical framework to integrate IC, IOL, industrial IoT technology and innovation performance. Although prior researchers observe the association between IC and innovation performance, less concentration was paid to understand the role of interorganizational leadership and industrial IoT technology in leveraging organizational IC.

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Acknowledgements

The research study was funded by ILMA University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Citation

Rehman, S.U., Ashfaq, K., Bresciani, S., Giacosa, E. and Mueller, J. (2023), "Nexus among intellectual capital, interorganizational learning, industrial Internet of things technology and innovation performance: a resource-based perspective", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 509-534. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIC-03-2021-0095

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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