An Exploration of the Relationships among Specific Human Capital, Information Structure and Innovation Pattern
The paper discussed the relationships among specific human capital, information structure and innovation pattern. The organizational pattern of technological innovation is called innovation pattern in short, which includes two typical patterns: internal and external innovation from the perspective of transaction-cost theory. Information structure includes horizontal and vertical information structure, and the degree of human capital specificity is different in different enterprises. Based on a detailed analysis to the connotations of specific human capital, information structure and innovation pattern, the paper analyzed the relationships of them from theoretical perspective, and considers that enterprise’s horizontal information structure corresponds with special human capital and internal innovation pattern separately; while vertical information structure corresponds with versatile human capital and external innovation pattern separately.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
A. H. Wu and W. L. Ge, "An Exploration of the Relationships among Specific Human Capital, Information Structure and Innovation Pattern", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 225-226, pp. 142-145, 2011