The Relationship Between Technological Innovation Ability, Atmosphere and Innovation Performance

The Relationship Between Technological Innovation Ability, Atmosphere and Innovation Performance

Shiqiang Sun (Beijing Union University, Beijing, China) and Qiu Yan Tao (Beijing Union University, Beijing, China)
DOI: 10.4018/IJISSCM.2020040103


Under the influence of the action mechanism of the enterprise innovation atmosphere, a technological innovation ability has become the first choice for Chinese start-ups to improve their performance and upgrade their transformation. By collecting the survey data of 223 Chinese start-ups, this article uses the method of multiple hierarchical regression to explore the relationship between technological innovation ability, innovation atmosphere, and innovation performance. The results show that the technological innovation ability has a significantly positive influence on the innovation performance of the surveyed start-ups. At the same time, resource development ability, marketing ability, and learning ability all have significant positive effects on innovation performance. The innovation atmosphere is positively regulating the relationship between resource development capabilities, learning capabilities and innovation performance. The atmosphere of innovation negatively regulates the relationship between market capacity and innovation performance.
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The party’s 19th National Congress report clearly pointed out the key words of “key common technology and disruptive technological innovation”, which means that China is currently in the era of transformation and upgrading, and competition among enterprises is becoming more and more severe. In a competitive market environment, how to improve innovation performance and maintain its competitive advantage has become the focus of many scholars and entrepreneurs at home and abroad.

The improvement of innovation performance lies in how to acquire the technological innovation capability with competitive advantages, and the technological innovation capability includes multiple capabilities. Among them, Guan and Ma (2003) showed that learning capability, market capability and resource development capability are important components of technological innovation capability. In addition, other scholars' research on technological innovation capabilities can be roughly divided into three categories: the first point is that some scholars regard technological innovation capability as an explained variable to analyze the deep factors that affect technological innovation capability. He and Song (2019) took SMEs as the research object and empirically analyzed that intellectual capital has a significant positive impact on technological innovation capability. Gao (2018) demonstrated that cross-border M&A has a significant positive impact in promoting technological innovation by studying companies in emerging markets. You and Jiang (2018) studied the relationship between environmental regulation and technological innovation capabilities, and pointed out that market-incentive environmental regulation tools have a significant positive impact in promoting technological innovation capabilities. In addition, Hu (2018) proved that the corporate culture of private enterprises has a significant positive impact in promoting technological innovation capabilities of enterprises; the second point is that some scholars believe technological innovation capabilities as explanatory variables, for example, Yue and Yu (2019) found that technological innovation capability has a significant positive impact on commercialization performance from the perspective of dynamic environmental capability, and verified that environmental dynamics has a partial adjustment effect between technological innovation capability and commercialization performance. Huang et al. (2017) analyzed the manufacturing enterprises in the Pearl River Delta region and concluded that technological innovation capability has a significant positive impact on corporate performance; the last point is about the construction of an indicator evaluation system for technological innovation capabilities, j. Chen and y. Chen (2006) proposed the enterprise technology innovation performance evaluation index system. Xiong et al. (2019) demonstrated that the technical innovation efficiency evaluation of industrial enterprises from the perspective of R&D. Ravari et al. (2016) established a technical innovation capability evaluation framework for technical organizations.

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