Abstract

Impact of leadership behavior of core firm on technological innovation activity in innovation network

Author(s): Zheng Dengpan, Zhang Dan

Based on the sample data of technological innovation networks in China, this paper conducts an empirical study on the relations between the transformational leadership behavior and patterning of attention of core enterprises in the technological innovation networks and the exploratory and exploitative innovation activities, and also observes the moderating effect of types of technological innovation network on the relations between them. The results show that, the patterning of attention of core enterprises can facilitate the development of these two types of innovation activities; the transformational leadership behavior goes against the development of exploratory innovation activity; and the complex product technological innovation network has a positive moderating effect on the relations between the patterning of attention and these two types of innovation activities, and also has a positive moderating effect on the relations between the transformational leadership and the exploratory innovation activity.


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