How do established firms improve radical innovation performance? the organizational capabilities view

Yuan Chieh Chang, Huo Tsan Chang, Hui Ru Chi, Ming Huei Chen, Li Ling Deng

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The paper examines organizational capabilities for improving performance, with respect to radical innovation (RI), in established firms. These organizational capabilities are (1) openness capability, (2) autonomy capability, (3) integration capability and (4) experimentation capability. The paper proposes four research hypotheses, to examine the relationship between four types of organizational capabilities and radical innovation performance. A dataset of 112 corporate RI-specific capabilities and innovation performance data, from the top 500 Taiwanese manufacturing firms, is collected via a postal questionnaire survey. The multiple regression results reveal a positive relationship between organizational capabilities and radical innovation performance. Finally, some managerial recommendations, to develop radical innovation capabilities, are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-451
Number of pages11
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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