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Does open innovation apply to China? Exploring the contingent role of external knowledge sources and internal absorptive capacity in Chinese large firms and SMEs

Martin, Nigel; Huang, Fang; Rice, John


While 'open innovation' is often considered to be an organisational strategy with universal application, its generalisability and applicability to organisations operating within emerging economies has yet to be fully explored. This study provides empirical evidence of its importance within a substantial sample of Chinese large firms and small and medium enterprises. Using Tobit regression analysis, our findings indicate that external knowledge sources from inter-firm networking are more...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Management & Organization
DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2014.79


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