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Overcoming organizational inertia to strengthen business model innovation: An open innovation perspective

Hao-Chen Huang (National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, ROC)
Mei-Chi Lai (National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC)
Lee-Hsuan Lin (Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan, ROC)
Chien-Tsai Chen (National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, ROC)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 14 October 2013

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine how open innovation can be effective in changing organizational inertia to create business model innovation and improve firm performance. It also seeks to explore whether the existence of open innovation has a mediating effect and influence.

Design/methodology/approach

This study constructs a theoretical model to explore the relationship between latent variables and uses a questionnaire to collect research data. In the conceptual framework, organizational inertia is a second-order latent variable and comprises three first-order latent variables: insight inertia, action inertia, and psychological inertia. Open innovation is also a second-order latent variable, and consists of two first-order latent variables: outbound and inbound open innovation. To clarify the relationship between these latent variables, structural equation modeling (SEM) is used to test the goodness of fit of the theoretical model and research hypotheses. This study uses 141 small to medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) in Taiwan as the research subjects.

Findings

The SEM analysis revealed that open innovation has a significant mediating effect on the relationship between organizational inertia and business model innovation, and the relationship between organizational inertia and firm performance; business model innovation also has a positive influence on firm performance.

Originality/value

This study contributes the empirical analysis of SMEs to illustrate the role of open innovation on business model innovation processes.

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Citation

Huang, H.-C., Lai, M.-C., Lin, L.-H. and Chen, C.-T. (2013), "Overcoming organizational inertia to strengthen business model innovation: An open innovation perspective", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 977-1002. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-04-2012-0047

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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