• ISSN: 2010-023X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Trade, Economics and Financ.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof.Tung-Zong (Donald) Chang
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IJTEF 2017 Vol.8(2): 128-132 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.18178/ijtef.2017.8.2.551

Technological Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Firms: The Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Network Capability

Yan Zhang
Abstract—We know little about the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation(EO) and technological innovation. Moreover, the intermediate mechanisms of how entrepreneurial orientation transfers into technological innovation is not yet clear. This study attempts to integrates the resource-based view, dynamic capability theory and network theory in order to address four questions. Specifically, the entrepreneurial orientation(EO) is considered as a kind of key entrepreneurial-based asset, the network capacity is a kind of critical capability, which enables corporates transferring their entrepreneurial assets into technological innovation. We focus on the mechanism of how entrepreneurial orientation and networking capabilities work to achieve corporates’ technological innovation. The first one is what’s the impact of entrepreneurial orientation on technological innovation. the second question is what’s the impact of network capacity on technological innovation. Third, the moderating effect of network capability on the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and technological innovation. Fourth, the moderating effect of environmental uncertainty on the main effect relationship. This paper uses an empirical research methods to text our therory model. Finally, our paper has two main contributions, first, it has identified and examined the network capability of enterprises, that enables enterprises to respond to market signals and uncertain environment effectively. Second, the article also identified two moderating variables on the relationship between EO and technological innovation.

Index Terms—Entrepreneurial orientation, network capability, technological innovation, pharmaceutical firms.

Yan Zhang is with the School of Economics and Management, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266555 (e-mail: zhangyan2010@zju.edu.cn).


Cite: Yan Zhang, "Technological Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Firms: The Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Network Capability," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.8, no.2, pp. 128-132, 2017.

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