||The Antecedents of Ambidextrous Innovation: Considering the Organizational and Institutional Determinants
||Department of Business Administration
corporate governance systems
Studies on ambidextrous innovation are burgeoning, yet the understanding of the antecedents and consequences of ambidextrous innovation are still unclear. This study advances the growing body of literature by examining its effect on firms’ performance in 1740 firm-year observations. In addition, in order to ensure the merit of ambidextrous innovation, this study employs environmental dynamism as a contextual condition and finds that ambidextrous innovation can soften the negative of effect environmental dynamism and have better firm performance. In terms of antecedents, corporate governance systems and financial slack, the results reveal that pursuing ambidextrous innovation is more effective in market-based corporate governance system. This study also finds that intermediate financial slack is beneficial to ambidextrous innovation, namely the curvilinear relationship. Through the detailed explanation and empirical tests, this study contributes to a better understanding of how ambidextrous innovation coordinates the development of exploratory and exploitative innovation, and sheds light on the antecedents of ambidextrous innovation.
Tables of contents--IV
List of tables--VI
List of figure--VI
Chapter 1 Research Motivation--1
Section 1.1 Introduction--1
Section 1.2 The Purpose of This Study--5
Section 1.3 Research Process--6
Chapter 2 Literature Review and Hypothesis Development--7
Section 2.1 Innovation--7
Section 2.2 Exploratory Innovation and Firm Performance--10
Section 2.3 Exploitative Innovation and Firm Performance--13
Section 2.4 Ambidextrous Innovation and Firm Performance--16
Section 2.5 The Contingency Effect of Environmental Dynamism--19
Section 2.6 Possible antecedents of ambidextrous innovation--21
Section 2.7 Financial Slack--.22
Section 2.8 Corporate Governance Systems--26
Chapter 3 Research Design and Method--.31
Section 3.1 Research Framework and Hypotheses--32
Section 3.2 Sample and Data Collection--34
Section 3.3 Measurements--35
Section 3.3.1 Dependent Variable--35
Section 3.3.2 Independent Variables--35
Section 3.3.3 Control Variables--39
Section 3.4 Methods--42
Chapter 4 Results--43
Section 4.1 Analysis--43
Section 4.2 Results--43
Chapter 5 Conclusions and Limitations--51
Section 5.1 Conclusion and Discussion--51
Section 5.2 Limitations and Future Suggestions--55
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