Knowledge spillovers effect: Exploring the application of Cloud computing in the Taiwanese manufacturing industry

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Knowledge spillovers effect
: Exploring the application of Cloud computing
in the
Taiwanese manufacturing industry


Tsu
-
Yi Hung

Assistant Professor, Institute of Services and Technology Management, National
Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan.


Ya
-
Lin
Wong
*

Master Student, Institute of Services and Technology Management, National Taipei
University of Technology, Taiwan.



A
bstract


R
esearchers often suggested that knowledge spillovers have a significant and positive
effect on productivity.
This study

at
tempted

to explore how knowledge spillovers
affect Taiwanese manufacturing enterprises via exploring the application
of C
loud
computing.
T
his research
adopted

both qualitative and quantitative data analyses.
T
he
quantitative
method

collected

the listed companies from
Taiwan Stock Exchange
Corporation
(TWSE)

database

to perform econometric analysis
.
T
he
qualitative

method

performed

case study to examine
how

knowledge spillovers

act through
the
use
of C
loud computing
.
The results demonstrate
d

th
at
knowledge spillovers in
the
Taiwanese

manufacturing
industry have a little but signif
icant influence on
productivity, which is different than past studies.


Keywords:

Knowledge spillovers, C
loud computing
.


*Corresponding author.
Add.: 1, Sec. 3, Chung
-
Hsiao E. Rd., Taipei 10608, Taiwan.
Tel.: +886
-
2
-
2771 2171. Fax.: +886
-
2
-
8772 8954. E
-
mail:
pikachubat@yahoo.com.tw
.