Management Review ›› 2022, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (6): 130-142.

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Supply Chain Integration and NPD Performance: The Impacts of Ambidextrous Innovation and Technological Turbulence

Yang Linbo, Gan Chenjing   

  1. Business School, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211
  • Received:2019-07-31 Online:2022-06-28 Published:2022-07-22

Abstract: Based on resource dependence theory,the current research develops a moderated two-mediator-mediation model.In a sample of 233 independent companies from the mainland of China,study results almost confirm our suggestions.We find that supply chain integration is not only directly but also indirectly related with new product development (NPD) performance through exploratory innovation (path one) conditionally,and the mediation effect is stronger under high technological turbulence than under low one.However,supply chain integration is directly but not indirectly related with NPD performance through exploitative innovation (path two) conditionally,and the mediation effect is significant just under mean technological turbulence.Meanwhile,through subgroup comparative statistical analysis,we draw the conclusion that the significant moderated mediation effect of exploratory innovation is superior to the insignificant moderated mediation effect of exploitative innovation under all values of technological turbulence.The current research clarifies that supply chain integration is suggested to indirectly associate with NPD performance,through ambidextrous innovation in parallel,with the strength of these indirect linkages hinging on the technological turbulence.The empirical implication of this research is that top managers can choose a suitable innovation pattern to improve NPD performance by employing supply chain resources according to the conditions of technological turbulence.

Key words: supply chain integration, ambidextrous innovation, NPD performance, technological turbulence, moderated mediation