Detailed Information

Cited 0 time in webofscience Cited 1 time in scopus
Metadata Downloads

International Network Searching, Learning, and Explorative Capability: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises from China

Authors
Xiao, Shufeng SimonLew, Yong KyuPark, Byung Il
Issue Date
Aug-2020
Publisher
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Keywords
Emerging market firms; International learning intent; Breadth of international network; Depth of international network; Explorative capability
Citation
MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, v.60, no.4, pp.597 - 621
Journal Title
MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL REVIEW
Volume
60
Number
4
Start Page
597
End Page
621
URI
https://scholarworks.sookmyung.ac.kr/handle/2020.sw.sookmyung/1367
DOI
10.1007/s11575-020-00426-7
ISSN
0938-8249
Abstract
This study investigates the extent to which international learning intent and different dimensions of international network searching (i.e., breadth and depth) contribute to innovation performance of emerging market small and medium-sized enterprises (ESMEs). We contend that simple international network searching or motivation for learning does not guarantee the successful innovation of ESMEs. The present study posits that the international explorative capabilities of these ESMEs enable them to transform knowledge from external network resources into innovation performance. We collected data from 204 China-based ESMEs and analyzed these data using structural equation modeling. Findings demonstrate that international learning intent and breadth of international network positively affect ESMEs' own explorative capability and thus innovation performance. However, the depth of international network does not significantly influence international explorative capability. Using learning and network searching perspectives on ESMEs' internationalization, this study elucidates that ESMEs can improve their own innovation performance by improving access to and application of external knowledge learned through extensive international partner networks.
Files in This Item
Go to Link
Appears in
Collections
경상대학 > 경영학부 > 1. Journal Articles

qrcode

Items in ScholarWorks are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Related Researcher

Researcher Xiao, Shufeng(Simon) photo

Xiao, Shufeng(Simon)
경상대학 (경영학부)
Read more

Altmetrics

Total Views & Downloads

BROWSE