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Influence research of multi-dimensional tech-innovation behavior on tech-innovation performance

Fu-li Zhou (Department of Industrial Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, P.R. China)
Xu Wang (Key State Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, Chongqing University, Chongqing, P.R. China and Department of Science and Technology, Chongqing University, Chongqing, P.R. China)
Yun Lin (Department of Industrial Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, P.R. China)
Yan-dong He (Department of Industrial Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, P.R. China)
Nan Wu (Department of Industrial Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, P.R. China)

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Article publication date: 6 June 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the research on the influence of tech-innovation behavior on tech-innovation performance for Chinese manufacturing enterprises. Environmental performance has been taken into consideration with the green manufacturing and sustainability philosophy being a hotspot.

Design/methodology/approach

To verify the hypotheses and assumptions, a questionnaire was designed and a semi-structured interview was conducted for data collection. In addition, structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to verify the influence model through assessing the fitting indexes based on the 317 questionnaire responses in the form of Likert-type scale.

Findings

Tech-innovation behavior and activity from direction, mode and investment behavior dimensions show their different positive influences on tech-innovation performance. This paper has creatively taken environmental tech-innovation performance into consideration, as well as economic performance. This investigation has provided the interpretation for each individual enterprise from three dimensions when conducting tech-innovation activity.

Research limitations/implications

Tech-innovation behavior, which has been a subject of extended discussion during recent decades, is the effective activity or action for tech-innovation. However, there have not been any studies on the environmental performance influence study, as well as the economic performance from these three dimensions and framework.

Practical implications

As this paper discusses the tech-innovation performance influence study from three dimensions, individual enterprises can choose the corresponding action for the proper tech-innovation path, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Originality/value

This study helps managers recognize tech-innovation activities for better tech-innovation performance based on the empirical study.

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Acknowledgements

The authors appreciate anonymous references for their remarkable comments, and enormous support by the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (SRFDP) with the contract number 20130191110045.

Citation

Zhou, F.-l., Wang, X., Lin, Y., He, Y.-d. and Wu, N. (2016), "Influence research of multi-dimensional tech-innovation behavior on tech-innovation performance", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 148-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-06-2016-010

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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