Knowledge Creating Capabilities and Academic Entrepreneurship

Shaista Noor, Kamariah Ismail, Sameetah Alil, Ahmed Arif

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Knowledge management (KM) needs a systematic approach to develop capabilities that accelerate the evolution of knowledge as a key organizational resource. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of knowledge creating capabilities on academic entrepreneurial motivation in universities and mediating effect of self-esteem in this relationship. Motivational level of academic entrepreneurs is a strong predictor of commercialization initiatives and performance. The cultural and structural differences between universities and industry enforce to devise specific capability frame works to ensure successful completion of entrepreneurial activities. Data was collected from 8 universities in Pakistan. The purposive sampling was used to collect data from academic researchers and various statistical tools applied to the collected data. The results indicated that support of organizational structural, technological and cultural capabilities plays a remarkable role to boost up the academic entrepreneurs' self esteem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1192-1203
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2014


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