How Does Ambidextrous Product Innovation Link Management Innovation to Firm Performance?

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This study addresses the role of ambidextrous product innovation in bridging the missing link between management innovation and firm performance. We utilized survey questionnaires collected from China to test the hypotheses. Results reveal that management innovation benefits exploratory, exploitative, and ambidextrous product innovations. Ambidextrous product innovation acts as a mediator that connects management innovation to firm competitiveness, while no mediating effect exists for financial performance by contrast. Furthermore, market uncertainty increases the need for exploratory product innovation but decreases the mediating effect of ambidextrous product innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
EditorsGuclu Atinc
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020: Broadening Our Sight - Virtual
Duration: 7 Aug 202011 Aug 2020
Conference number: 80


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020
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SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings

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