The multifaceted role of information and communication technology (ICT) in innovation: evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms

Sun, Zhongjuan and Hou, Jun and Li, Jizhen (2017) The multifaceted role of information and communication technology (ICT) in innovation: evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 25 (1). pp. 168-183. ISSN 1976-1597

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Abstract

Using a sample of 1397 manufacturing firms in China, this study explores how information and communication technology (ICT) stimulates innovation performance through interaction with investment in internal and external knowledge. The results of this study reveal that the adoption of ICT not only contributes to innovation by directly enhancing its output, but also affects the creation of knowledge along two different paths in Chinese manufacturing firms. Specifically, ICT mediates research and development (R&D) to foster innovative sales and it is an effective moderator in leveraging externally acquired knowledge.

Keywords:ICT, innovation, moderating effect, mediating effect
Subjects:L Social studies > L100 Economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:05 Jul 2017 11:38

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