Business model ambidexterity and technological innovation performance: evidence from China

Published on May 27, 2016in Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
· DOI :10.1080/09537325.2015.1122186
Baoliang Hu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Hangzhou Dianzi University),
Wenqing Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(ZJU: Zhejiang University)
ABSTRACTBy applying an ambidexterity perspective to the business model context, this study examines the effects of efficiency and novelty – two conflicting business model design themes – on technological innovation performance and the relationship between these themes as it relates to enhancing technological innovation performance. From an analysis of data on 173 Chinese manufacturing firms, it is found that both efficiency and novelty themes are positively related to technological innovation performance; the combined dimension (CD) of business model ambidexterity (the interaction between efficiency and novelty themes) is positively related to technological innovation performance; and the balance dimension (BD) of business model ambidexterity (the balance between efficiency and novelty themes) positively moderates the relationship between CD and technological innovation performance.
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