顧客が知識範囲と組織成果に与える影響
The Impact of Clients on Knowledge Scope and Organizational Performance

Ryuichi NAKAMOTO, Hiroki NOGUCHI, Keigo TAKAI
2018 Transactions of the Academic Association for Organizational Science  
The purpose of this research is to examine the impact of clients on knowledge and organizational performance. The research question is how breadth and depth of client relationships affect breadth and depth of organizational knowledge and organizational performance. We collected data of the top 100 patent-law firms in Japan for 5 years to construct panel data and employed fixed effect panel regression. The results of empirical analysis show the following three points. First, breadth and depth of
more » ... readth and depth of client relationships increases breadth of organizational knowledge. Second, depth of client relationships enhances depth of organizational knowledge, meanwhile breadth of client relationships does not. Third, breadth and depth organizational knowledge increase organizational performance, but client relationships have no effects. In sum, client relationships do not directly contribute to organizational performance but they affect organizational performance through accumulated organizational knowledge.
doi:10.11207/taaos.7.2_477 fatcat:kkgaxb74a5bt3bc6i3o5735tfq