Network relationship characteristic is an important variable affecting product innovation performance, and has a crucial influence on the cluster enterprise product innovation. From a network perspective, this paper studies the influences of network relationship intensity and relationship quality within the industry clusters on product innovation performance. At the same time, it studies the moderating role of environmental uncertainty enterprises face in the relationship above from two dimensions of environmental dynamics and complexity. Using the survey of 210 software enterprises in Nanjing Software Valley, it verifies the proposed hypotheses. The empirical results show that: network relationship intensity and relationship quality have significantly positive influences on product innovation performance; in addition, environmental dynamics negatively regulates the relationship between cluster network relationship intensity and product innovation performance, and environmental complexity negatively regulates the relationship between cluster network relationship quality and product innovation performance. By introducing the adjustment variable of environmental uncertainty, this paper breaks previous studies on direct relationship between network relationship characteristics and product innovation performance, and has important practical significance to the promotion of enterprise product innovation performance and the guidance of the formulation of regional innovation policy.
The Influence of Industrial Cluster Network Relationship Characteristics on Product Innovation Performance: Based on the Adjustment Effect of Environmental Uncertainty
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 39, Issue 05, pp. 46 - 57 (2017) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2017.05.004
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Wu Songqiang, Su Siqi, Shen Zhongqin, et al. The Influence of Industrial Cluster Network Relationship Characteristics on Product Innovation Performance: Based on the Adjustment Effect of Environmental Uncertainty[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2017, 39(5): 46–57.
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