The interplay of access to organisational resources, firm innovativeness, and cooperative norms in technology transfer: testing a moderated mediation model

Kozhakhmet S., Boranbayeva A., Gassanova A.


  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09537325.2022.2037543
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EconLit, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Geobase, Public Affairs Index
  • Keywords: Access to organisational resources, firm innovativeness, technology transfer, cooperative norms, innovative agriculture, RESEARCH-AND-DEVELOPMENT, MARKET ORIENTATION, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER, WORK GROUPS, CONSEQUENCES, MANAGEMENT, ADVANTAGE, BEHAVIOR, HETEROGENEITY
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


In recent decades, many developing countries have launched transfer initiatives to develop their infrastructure, economy, and standard of living because they have not had the knowledge and technical expertise to implement large and complex infrastructure projects. Therefore, scholars have examined the technology transfer process from various perspectives. However, there is still a lack of understating of how access to organisational resources may indirectly relate to the technology transfer process. Thus, the current study aims to address these limitations by examining how firm innovativeness mediates between access to organisational resources and international technology transfer. Based on social exchange theory and using a resource-based view, we aim to assess the potential mediating role of firm innovativeness and the moderating role of cooperative norms. Data were collected from 150 middle and top managers at innovative agricultural companies in Kazakhstan. The results show that firm innovativeness mediates access to organisational resources and technology transfer. Moreover, the moderating role of cooperative norms on the path between firm innovativeness and technology transfer was proved.