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Digital transformation for supply chain collaborative innovation and market performance

Yubing Yu (Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China)
Hongyan Zeng (Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China) (Chongqing College of International Business and Economics, Chongqing, China)
Min Zhang (Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK)

European Journal of Innovation Management

ISSN: 1460-1060

Article publication date: 24 April 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

Manufacturers increasingly resort to digital transformation to shape their competitiveness in the digital economy era, while supply chain (SC) collaborative innovation helps them cope with market uncertainties. However, whether and how digital transformation can facilitate SC collaborative innovation remain unclear. To address this gap, we aims to investigate the effects of digital transformation (strategy and capability) on SC collaborative (process and product) innovation and market performance.

Design/methodology/approach

We use partial least squares-structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) with a sample of 210 Chinese manufacturers to investigate the effects of digital transformation (strategy and capability) on SC collaborative (process and product) innovation and market performance.

Findings

The results show that digital strategy and capability positively impact SC collaborative process and product innovation, which enhances market performance. In addition, SC collaborative innovation mediates the relationship between digital transformation and market performance.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the literature by identifying how digital transformation drives SC collaborative innovation towards improving market performance and providing practical guidance for enterprises in promoting digital transformation and SC collaborative innovation.

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Zhejiang Provincial Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Project (Grant/Award Number: 23NDJC245YB), Major Humanities and Social Sciences Research Project in Zhejiang Higher Education Institutions (Grant/Award Number: 2023GH072), Zhejiang Provincial Soft Sciences Research Project (Grant/Award Number: 2022C35087) and Key Research Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of Zhejiang Province-Modern Port Service Industry and Creative Culture Research Centre of Zhejiang Wanli University.

Citation

Yu, Y., Zeng, H. and Zhang, M. (2024), "Digital transformation for supply chain collaborative innovation and market performance", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJIM-09-2023-0736

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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