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Knowledge Sources and Manufacturing Enterprise’s Technological Innovation

by Shuang Yao a Ying Li a,*  and  Xin Zhao b
Financial Department, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
Financial Department, Powerchina renewable energy Co., Beijing, China
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JES  2023, 13; 1(2), 13;
Received: 26 July 2023 / Accepted: 31 July 2023 / Published Online: 22 August 2023


This paper uses the questionnaire data of the World Bank’s China Enterprise Survey 2012 to establish a Logit model to empirically study the relationship between knowledge sources and technological innovation in Chinese manufacturing enterprises. The results show that although internal and external knowledge has a positive effect on enterprise technological innovation in general, there are significant differences when taking the types of innovation, subject characteristic and the types of cooperation into consideration. From the current development stage of China's manufacturing enterprises, external knowledge sources, external enterprise knowledge subjects, and employee knowledge have a more positive effect on technological innovation, which also shows that the role of technical employees on technological innovation has a significant threshold effect, and only after a certain degree of accumulation can internal technical employees have a more significant positive effect on technological innovation.

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