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Imitative Innovation Path For Emerging Market Companies And Mechanism Studies

Posted on:2013-01-03Degree:DoctorType:Dissertation
Country:ChinaCandidate:J Y SunFull Text:PDF
GTID:1119330371965639Subject:Business management
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China is ranked No.2 in terms of GDP only followed United States. Global strategy research has more focused on emerging market especially in China. Traditional strategic theory illustrated that firm's core competence comes from its resource and capability. At the same time, stronger core competence always leads to better performance. On the contrary, lots of copycats from emerging market may growth and compete with MNEs without advance resource and obvious capability. It is hard to explain by traditional theory. Those copycats do not have enough patents in innovation. But they do made fast development. Innovation does not matter so much in emerging market.According to literature review, we propose "Emerging market copycats" to those firms adopt imitative learning process and their " imitative innovation' behavior. We summarized its environmental condition as external CHINA model and its capability condition as internal STORM model.Based on four cases comes from different emerging market, we test our theoretical model which is stable and valid.Finally, we test our hypothesis both in construct level and concept level.This research aims to figure out environment and capability conditions of emerging market copycats. We found that pure technical innovation or radical innovation is not a good choice to developing country. Imitative innovation combined with external environment an internal capability is more effective to those copycats.
Keywords/Search Tags:Imitative innovation, Emerging economy copycats, Entrepreneurial orientation, Absorptive capacity, Social capital, Innovation
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