The Effects of Integrative Leadership on the Enterprise Synergy Innovation Performance in a Supply Chain Cooperative Network

Dapeng Zhang, Xinbo Sun, Yide Liu, Shunyi Zhou, Hongfeng Zhang
2018 Sustainability  
Collaborative innovation in a supply chain cooperative network can improve the performance of the enterprise. However, how to achieve the sustainable and stable improvement of the enterprise synergy innovation in a supply chain cooperative network is a common topic of research. Based on a survey of 236 enterprises in 53 supply chain cooperative networks, this study found: (1) Integrative leadership has a positive impact on the enterprise synergy innovation performance in a supply chain
more » ... ve network; (2) Knowledge integration and network relationship embeddedness play partial mediating roles between integrative leadership and the enterprise synergy innovation performance, respectively; (3) Knowledge integration and network relationship embeddedness play a sequenced mediating role between integrative leadership and the enterprise synergy innovation performance; (4) The partial mediation role of knowledge integration and network relationship embeddedness are of no significant difference; however, their single mediating roles are greater than that of the sequenced mediating role of knowledge integration and network relationship embeddedness. This paper further emphasizes the key role of the core organization leadership in a cooperative network and discusses its functional route, which is of great importance in developing the theory system of leadership and providing guidance for the cooperation of the supply chain.
doi:10.3390/su10072342 fatcat:42tbu2lxj5bixn3p7wturnzy74