Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing: Volume 31 Issue 6


Table of contents - Special Issue: Role of relationships and networks in radical innovation

Guest Editors: Judith Zolkiewski, Vicky Story, Jamie Burton

The role of inter-organizational networks in enabling or delaying disruptive innovation: a case study of mVoIP

Niki Hynes, Andrew David Elwell

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of inter-organizational networks in the emergence of a disruptive technology by taking a snapshot view of the UK…


Interpartner learning, dependence asymmetry and radical innovation in customer-supplier relationships

Ruey-Jer “Bryan” Jean, Jyh-Shen Chiou, Rudolf R. Sinkovics

This study aims to explore how absorptive and joint learning can foster radical innovation. Furthermore, dependence asymmetry is investigated as a moderator of the effects…


The effect of network structure on radical innovation in living labs

Seppo Leminen, Anna-Greta Nyström, Mika Westerlund, Mika J. Kortelainen

This study aims to focus on living labs as a means of achieving radical innovation by discussing the differences in their network structure and its effect on the type of…


How networks influence radical innovation: the effects of heterogeneity of network ties and crowding out

Bin Hao, Yanan Feng

This paper aims to offer a novel set of insights to understand the role of network ties in pursuit of radical innovation. In this sense, the purpose of the study is to…


Radical innovation, network competence and the business of body disposal

Louise Canning, Isabelle Szmigin

The purpose of this paper is to examine the contribution of network competence to radical innovation.


Mobilising resources to bridge technological discontinuities

Hsin-Hui Chou

This research aims to address how a firm can mobilise resources through interfirm relationships to bridge technological discontinuities.


Social capital, portfolio management capability and exploratory innovation: evidence from China

Yao Li, Yu Zhang, Songyue Zheng

Social capital is critical for firms to conduct business activities; however, whether it is always beneficial for exploratory innovation and the specific and contingent…

The impact of social and contractual enforcement on reseller performance: the mediating role of coordination and inequity during adoption of a new technology

Talai Osmonbekov, Brian Gregory, Christian Chelariu, Wesley J. Johnston

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of social and contractual enforcement on the performance of business-to-business relationship. The research also tests…

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