Social capital and new product development outcomes: The mediating role of sensing capability in Chinese high-tech firms

Junfeng ZHANG*, Wei Ping WU

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Abstract

This study investigates the effects of social capital (trust and power) on a high-tech firm's new product development outcomes through the leveraging of its sensing capability in an emerging market, China. A sample of high-tech firms in China is used to test the proposed relationships. Findings confirm that both trust and power in a high-tech firm's social network are significantly associated with its two new product development outcomes through sensing capability which fully mediates the relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-548
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

User-Defined Keywords

  • Emerging economy
  • Power
  • Product innovativeness
  • Sensing capability
  • Speed to market
  • Trust

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