A technological innovation model based on resource integration

Zhihong Yi, Dazhao Gu, Hua Song, Kangkang Yu
2008 Frontiers of Business Research in China  
This paper proposes a model of network innovation based on resource integration drawing upon relevant literature on technology innovation. Through a case study of China Shenhua Energy Company Limited (Shenhua), it finds that in a high-velocity environment, technological innovation in enterprises becomes more external-oriented and network-oriented. The innovation patterns used in Shenhua mainly include hub and spoke innovation, chain innovation, and aggregation innovation. The adoption of these
more » ... nnovation patterns greatly enhances Shenhua's innovation performance under the moderation of management mechanism of integrating internal and external resources.
doi:10.1007/s11782-008-0024-5 fatcat:hxop4e2poffgdjlfvpxlyhg724