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Technology standardization, competitive behavior, and enterprises’ performance of innovation: A conceptual model

Hong Jiang (School of Management, Jilin University, Changchun, China) (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
Wentao Liu (Jilin University, Changchun, China)
Shukuan Zhao (Jilin University, Changchun, China)
Yong Chen (AR Sanchez, Jr School of Business, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 16 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

With the development and innovation of IoT technologies, both domestic and international people in the industry believe the development of IoT are the new points of technological innovation and economic growth. But it is becoming more and more prominent that the industries are difficult to connect and the IoT technologies are not standardized. The purpose of this paper is to promote the further development of IoT technology and industry, technology standardization of IoT has become the focus of all concerned parties. Technology standardization, as a technological innovation and development process of the “pruning shears,” has been embedded into the various aspects of innovation activities.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on many previous theories, the authors establish a matrix of the patterns of technology standardization. The authors use the relative state of the highest level of technology of the enterprise and The degree of independent technological innovation as the two dimensions of the model. At the same time, the authors divide the competitive behaviors into two categories and match them with the technology standardization model.

Findings

The authors explain the short-term competitive behaviors in the same enterprise and among different enterprises by using the theories of mutualism and competition among species in biology, and make an analogy between the phenomenon of base pairing in DNA double helix structure and the corresponding relationship of two kinds of innovation abilities and two kinds of competitive behaviors in the process of technology standardization.

Originality/value

Combined with previous theories, explain that innovation capability plays a mediating role in the process in which the combinations of the patterns of technology standardization and competitive behaviors are transformed into the enterprise innovation performance, and the uncertainty of external environment play a regulatory role in the process. Finally, the authors established the final conceptual model for providing theoretical basis for the later research, and put forward the conclusions and prospect at the end of the paper.

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Acknowledgements

This research was partially funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant No. 71774067.

Citation

Jiang, H., Liu, W., Zhao, S. and Chen, Y. (2019), "Technology standardization, competitive behavior, and enterprises’ performance of innovation: A conceptual model", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 251-269. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-11-2017-0249

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