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New product development capabilities in China: the moderating role of TMT cooperative behavior

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  • Xiaoming He

    (Beijing Jiaotong University)

  • Yaqun Yi

    (Xi’an Jiaotong University)

  • Zelong Wei

    (Xi’an Jiaotong University)

Abstract

While China is experiencing economic transformation, Chinese firms still lack sufficient new product development (NPD) capability. Such capability is crucial for business innovation. This study examines the impact of operational capabilities on NPD capability of Chinese firms. Acknowledging the importance of top management team (TMT) social interactions in capability development, this study also examines the moderating effect of TMT cooperative behavior (i.e., collaborative and communicative behaviors). Based on a sample of 213 firms from China, we find substantial support for our hypotheses, thus contributing to the capabilities-based view of the firm and providing managerial implications for firms in emerging economies.

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  • Xiaoming He & Yaqun Yi & Zelong Wei, 2019. "New product development capabilities in China: the moderating role of TMT cooperative behavior," Asian Business & Management, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 18(2), pages 73-97, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:abaman:v:18:y:2019:i:2:d:10.1057_s41291-018-00055-x
    DOI: 10.1057/s41291-018-00055-x
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