Management Review ›› 2021, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 163-173.

• The Wu-li, Shi-li, Ren-li Approach (WSR): An Oriental Systems Methodology • Previous Articles    

Research on the Influencing Factors of Enterprise Network Power Based on WSR

Sun Yonglei1,2, Wang Jing1, Chen Na1   

  1. 1. School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029;
    2. Research Center for Technology Innovation, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084
  • Received:2019-09-24 Published:2021-06-03

Abstract: This paper mainly researches the influencing factors of enterprise network power in the innovation network, especially the effect of physics-logic-humanity level factors on enterprise network power. First, based on grounded theory method, three in-depth interviews and coding are conducted to confirm that the strength of the enterprise, the value of knowledge, the acceptance of the convention, the network location, the network capability and the trust between the organizations are the main factors affecting the power of the enterprise network. Secondly, the factors of physics-logic-humanity are deeply analyzed under the framework of WSR, and on this basis, the research hypotheses of the influence of different factors on network power are put forward. Finally, the empirical data of Chinese enterprises' cooperative innovation is collected and empirically tested. It is found that the relationship between enterprise capability and network power has not passed the test. There is an inverted U-type relationship between the acceptance degree of practice and network power, knowledge value and network location. There is a significant positive relationship between centrality, network location structure holes, network capabilities, and inter-organizational trust and network power.

Key words: network power, WSR, influencing factor, innovation network