Vertical stakeholder collaborations for firm innovativeness in new product development:The moderating roles of legal bonds and operational linkages

Ozdemir, Sena and Kandemir, Destan and Eng, Teck Yong and Gupta, Suraksha (2020) Vertical stakeholder collaborations for firm innovativeness in new product development:The moderating roles of legal bonds and operational linkages. Journal of Business Research, 119. pp. 172-184. ISSN 0148-2963

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Abstract

Drawing on stakeholder and organizational learning theories, this study investigates when and how diverse types of formal mechanisms with varying levels of adaptation and integration properties for bonding stakeholders, including legal bonds and operational linkages, affect a firm's vertical stakeholder collaborations in new product development (NPD). It also explores how vertical stakeholder collaborations in NPD affect a firm's innovativeness and its eventual performance outcomes under technological turbulence. The study contributes to the stakeholder literature by focusing on diverse types of formal mechanisms rather than a single type of formal mechanism for bonding stakeholders. Survey data of 146 firms in Turkey evidence that while legal bonds decrease the likelihood of establishing vertical stakeholder collaborations during technological turbulence, such collaborations enhance firm innovativeness for focal firms holding operational linkages. Moreover, vertical stakeholder collaborations improve firm innovativeness under technological turbulence and enhance firm performance through new product performance.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Business Research
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Business Research, 119, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.08.014
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25 Sep 2019 13:25
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