Purpose – Over recent decades, knowledge transfer processes and knowledge-intensive organizations have been increasingly investigated from several perspectives. Knowledge translation activated by knowledgeintensive organizations is supported by several factors, among which intangible assets play a significant role. Our research mainly investigates the relationship between the knowledge owned by knowledge workers in source organizations and the process of its translation to recipient organizations. Specifically, this paper aims at analyzing knowledge translation and organizational performance in the football industry, uncovering both the role of professional football players’ skills transfer and the determinants of achieving positive performance at the organizational level. Design/methodology/approach – A quantitative method is adopted, using both bivariate linear regression analysis and network analysis. Using key aspects of Nakauchi et al.’s (2007) knowledge transfer framework, intra-organizational dynamics are analyzed based on measurements of the performance of professional football players before and after transferring from one club (the source organization) to another (the recipient organization). Findings – Our research results are mainly intended to show the factors that influence knowledge translation in the light of team performance improvement. Our empirical analysis shows the need for the coexistence of a combination of factors, especially the quality of the source and recipient organizations and of the relationship between them, to achieve the transferability of professional football players’ capabilities and performance. Practical implications – The academic community, practitioners and policymakers can draw on the theoretical and practical advances made by the findings to address knowledge translation issues with an improved understanding of its factors and determinants. Originality/value – Despite some limitations to the study, we identify the factors, determinants and contexts that facilitate the transfer of knowledge and specialist knowledge and thus contribute to the successful operation of contemporary organizations. Moreover, the results of our analysis are applicable to all economic sectors.
Knowledge transfer in the football industry: a sectorial analysis of factors and determinants / Lombardi, Rosa; Trequattrini, Raffaele; Cuozzo, Benedetta; Paoloni, Paola. - In: MANAGEMENT DECISION. - ISSN 0025-1747. - 58:9(2020), pp. 1909-1927.
|Titolo:||Knowledge transfer in the football industry: a sectorial analysis of factors and determinants|
LOMBARDI, ROSA (Primo) (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Citazione:||Knowledge transfer in the football industry: a sectorial analysis of factors and determinants / Lombardi, Rosa; Trequattrini, Raffaele; Cuozzo, Benedetta; Paoloni, Paola. - In: MANAGEMENT DECISION. - ISSN 0025-1747. - 58:9(2020), pp. 1909-1927.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|