||The development of technology never stops. High-tech industries such as IC, DRAM, or networking which has become one of the most important industry in Taiwan. Some of companies such like HTC also has become a world-renowned company. But not every company could survive in 21st century, even a number of companies closed down because of the “Financial Tsunami” in 2008. High-tech industry is a knowledge-intensive industry, so the methods to transfer information and experience to knowledge become more important. Using knowledge to develop innovation and performance also relate to survival of a organization.
However, everyone knows the importance of knowledge and innovation, but plenty of organizations couldn’t exploit knowledge to create innovation. Leadership is one of key factor because leadership could affect the future of a company. Leaders also affect organizational culture, organization climate, and employees’ organization commitment. Leaders also could directly affect the level of knowledge sharing, organizational innovation, and organization performance. So this study defined leadership as a preexisting factor.
According to research of Bass (1990), this study conducted an empirical research targeted the high-tech industry in Taiwan and explore the relationship of leadership, knowledge sharing, organizational innovation, and organization performance. This study used questionnaires to collect data then used SEM to verify hypotheses, and the number of valid questionnaires is 186. Finally this study found out that transformational leadership would positively affect the level of knowledge sharing, organizational innovation, and organization performance. Also knowledge sharing would positively affect the level of organizational innovation and organization performance. Knowledge sharing as a mediator, Transformational leadership would affect organizational innovation, however, it wouldn’t affect organization performance.