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Research on the impact of boundary-spanning search on the sustainable development ability of service-oriented manufacturing enterprises: evidence from Chinese listed companies

Lijing Wang (Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China)
Weiwei Wang (Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China)
Qingxue Li (Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 6 February 2023

Issue publication date: 19 April 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to analyze the mechanism underlying the impact of boundary-spanning search (BS) on the sustainable development ability (SDA) of service-oriented manufacturing enterprises and to emphasize the intermediary role of knowledge integration (KI). The moderating role of knowledge inertia on the link between BS and KI is also investigated.

Design/methodology/approach

This study constructs direct, mediating and moderating effects, selects 110 service-oriented manufacturing enterprises as research samples and obtains empirical data from questionnaires and annual reports. Among them, triangulation is skilfully used to obtain questionnaire data, and the regression method is used to test model relationships.

Findings

The results show that BS not only directly enhances SDA but also indirectly affects it through KI, which plays a mediating role in the impact of BS on SDA. In addition, knowledge inertia negatively moderates the relationship between BS and KI.

Originality/value

This paper makes three contributions. First, it enriches the research on the antecedent variables related to the SDA of service-oriented manufacturing enterprises. Second, by examining the mediating role of KI and the moderating role of knowledge inertia, the relationship between BS and SDA is revealed. Third, the research on knowledge management related to the SDA of service-oriented manufacturing enterprises is expanded.

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Acknowledgements

Funding: This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 72004044), Social Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province (No. 20GLB118), Social Science Youth Foundation of Heilongjiang Province (No. 19GLC164) and Scientific Research Foundation for the Postdoctoral of Heilongjiang Province (No. LBH-Q20024).

Citation

Wang, L., Wang, W. and Li, Q. (2023), "Research on the impact of boundary-spanning search on the sustainable development ability of service-oriented manufacturing enterprises: evidence from Chinese listed companies", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 36 No. 1, pp. 3-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-03-2022-0071

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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