Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Role of the Innovation in the Relationship between Intellectual Capital and Organizatıonal Performance in the Maritime Firms
Author(s): Murat Yorulmaz, Guler Alkan
Volume: 9
Number: 3
Year: 2018
Page: 631-650
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2018.128
The main objective of this study is to determine the causal relationships between intellectual capital, organizational performance and innovation in maritime transport firms operating in a global and dynamic competitive environment. It is also another purpose of the study to find out whether there is a mediating variable role in this related innovation. For the purpose of the study, data were collected by survey from 413 executives working in 262 maritime transport operations registered in Istanbul and Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions Maritime Chamber of Commerce (İMEAK) and Mersin Chamber of Shipping (MDTO). Using the obtained data, research hypotheses were tested with the aid of statistical package programs SPSS 21 and AMOS 21. As a result of the analysis, it was found that the intellectual capital consisting of human, structural and relational capital components has a positive and significant effect on organizational performance and innovation, also innovation has a partial mediating variable effect on this.

Keywords: Intellectual Capital, Innovation, Marine Management, Maritime Transport

JEL Classification: M10, M12

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