The role of CEOÃÂs intra-frim network in innovation orientation of hi-tech entrepreneurial firmsAuthor(s): Ni Liu, Hongping Zhang
Drawing from the social capital and strategic leadership perspective, the paper examines how CEOÂs intra-firm network determines the innovation strategy of hi-tech entrepreneurial firms, and how such relationship is moderated by certain top management team characteristics that influence information processing. We collected our data through questionnaires from three high-tech parks. Empirical tests in a sample of 122 entrepreneurial firms provide evidence that CEOÂs intra-firm network embeddedness has a positive effect on innovation orientation. Besides, TMT cognitive conflict weakens the impact of CEOÂs intra-firm network on the ambidexterity.