AJIBM  Vol.8 No.11 , November 2018
Network Position, Technological Distance and Firm’s Cooperation Innovation
Abstract: This paper studied the joint effects of network position and technological distance on firm’s cooperation innovation based on the data of firm’s patent cooperation from 2003-2013 in the electronic information, electric power and equipment manufacturing industry. Results show that both network centrality and structure holes have a significant positive impact on the firm’s cooperation innovation output; technological distance and cooperative innovation performance have an inverted u-shaped relationship; the interaction of network centrality and technological distance negatively regulates the cooperative innovation performance; the interaction of technological distance and structure holes can promote cooperative innovation performance.
Cite this paper: Chi, J. and Sun, L. (2018) Network Position, Technological Distance and Firm’s Cooperation Innovation. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 8, 2180-2190. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.811145.

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