IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(1): 25-30 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V8.928

Research on the Relationship between Relational Capital, Knowledge Sharing and Employees’ Innovation

Zhang Huiqin, Hou Yanjun, and Xu Qi
Abstract—Individual innovation is the foundation of enterprise innovation,and how to stimulate employees ’innovation behavior is an important issue for the enterprises in the era of knowledge economy. Previous studies have shown that employees' innovation behavior is closely related to their own relational capital. So, based on the perspective of relational capital, this paper introduces the knowledge sharing as a mediating variable, and then discusses the influence mechanism of relational capital on employees’ innovation behavior. The empirical results show relational capital and its three dimensions that are organizational identification, trust and norm of reciprocity have a positive effect on employees’ innovaion behavior, and the role is mediated by knowledge sharing and indirectly acts on employee innovation behavior. Based on this analysis, the research provides the corresponding countermeasures and suggestions for enterprises to promote employees’ innovation behavior from the perspective of relational capital.

Index Terms—Relational capital, employees’ innovation behavior, knowledge sharing, high-tech enterprises.

Zhang Huiqin and Xu Qin are with College of Management Science, Chengdu University of Technolog, China (e-mail: 1056169292@qq.com, 26742678@qq.com).
Hou Yanjun is with Business Administration Master of College of Management Science, Chengdu University Technology, China (e-mail: CDUT_HYJ@126.com)

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Cite: Zhang Huiqin, Hou Yanjun, and Xu Qi, "Research on the Relationship between Relational Capital, Knowledge Sharing and Employees’ Innovation," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 25-30, 2018.

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