Does Knowledge Mediate the Effect of Context on Performance? Some Initial Evidence

  title={Does Knowledge Mediate the Effect of Context on Performance? Some Initial Evidence},
  author={Cornelia Dr{\"o}ge and Cindy Claycomb and Richard Germain},
  journal={Decision Sciences},
This research examines the links among four firm context variables, knowledge, and financial performance. Adopting a knowledge-based, contingency view of the firm and assuming that strategy’s locus is knowledge creation and application, we hypothesize that knowledge completely mediates the effects of context on performance. The results from analyzing 208 manufacturers found a positive relationship between applied knowledge and financial performance, but none between knowledge creation and… CONTINUE READING

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