Technology capabilities, marketing capabilities and innovation ambidexterity

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  • Jinjuan Zang
  • Yuan Li

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-37
Journal / PublicationTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017


Linking the literature of resource-based view (RBV) with ambidexterity, we construct an integrative framework of technology capabilities, marketing capabilities, innovation ambidexterity, and organisational performance. Using data from a sample of 190 Chinese hospitals, we find that both technology capabilities and marketing capabilities have an inverse U-shape relationship with innovation ambidexterity. And they can complementarily improve innovation ambidexterity, which further enhances organisational performance. This study deepens our understanding of RBV and ambidexterity by investigating the antecedent roles of technological and marketing capabilities on innovation ambidexterity. We also investigate their interactive role on improving innovation ambidexterity.

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  • innovation ambidexterity, marketing capabilities, Technology capabilities