Managerial networks, organizational innovation, and firm performance in a transition economy

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2011

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TitleAcademy of International Business Annual Meeting
PlaceJapan
CityNagoya
Period24 - 28 June 2011

Abstract

Drawing on an integrated approach utilizing both social network theory and the institution-based perspective, this study explores how managerial networks in China affect firm performance via an intervening process of organizational innovation. Specifically, we differentiate between two types of managerial networks (business versus institutional networks) in China, and investigate how these two networks may distinctively affect firm innovation (exploration versus exploitation) and further drive firm performance. Survey data from two industries in China suggest that a firm’s business network is more related to exploratory innovation, while its institutional network is more related to exploitative innovation. Firm innovation also mediates the relationship between managerial networks and firm performance.

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Managerial networks, organizational innovation, and firm performance in a transition economy. / Shi, Weilei; YANG, Haibin.

2011. Paper presented at Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Nagoya, Japan.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review