Sino-Overseas Strategic Alliance and Incremental Innovation among Chinese Enterprises—Testing a Model of Organizational Learning from the Partners with Weaker Power
关键词: 中外战略合作； 中国企业创新； 弱势方学习； 理论及实证研究； Sino-Overseas Strategic Alliance； Innovation of Chinese Enterprises； Organizational Learning by Strategic Partners with Weaker Power； Theoretical Model and Empirical Studies摘要:
Abstract: To realize the transformation from a made-in-China strategy to a created-in-China one, China needs to adopt all feasible and effective approaches to increase its capability of innovation. One of such approaches is incremental innovation through cooperation with foreign enterprises. This research project deals with this issue by focusing on Chinese auto industry. Based on the resource-dependency theory (Pfeffer & Salancik, 1978) and our field work in recent years, we propose a new theoretical model, i.e., a theory of organizational learning by strategic partners with weaker power. Consistent with resource-dependency theory, we define strategic partners with weaker power (SPWP) as the partner or party that has heavy dependency on other partner(s) for key resource in the alliance. According to this definition, the majority of Chinese auto producers today can be seen as SPWP because of their heavy dependence on advanced technology from abroad, which is a piece of key resources for competitive advantage in the Chinese market today and is also mainly controlled by foreign partners. Through developing such a theory of organizational learning by SPWP and conducting related empirical studies, we should understand better how the Chinese firms, as SPWP, can achieve incremental innovation through its own way of organizational learning. To test the validities of our theoretical model, we plan to collect empirical data through both questionnaire surveys and coding panel data from publicly-available sources. After that, we will apply the most advanced statistic technology and computer software today to conduct data analyses so that we can test our theoretical hypotheses and develop the new theory.
文章引用: 刘畅 , 李骥 (2016) 中外战略合作与中国企业创新——弱势方学习理论及实证研究。 服务科学和管理， 5， 1-4. doi: 10.12677/SSEM.2016.54B001
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