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Government digital initiatives and firm digital innovation: evidence from China

Government digital initiatives and firm digital innovation: evidence from China

Wang, Xincheng ORCID: 0000-0001-8027-018X, Li, Yuan, Tian, Longwei and Hou, Ye (2022) Government digital initiatives and firm digital innovation: evidence from China. Technovation:102545. ISSN 0166-4972 (Print), 1879-2383 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2022.102545)

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Abstract

Although the prevalence of digital innovation has attracted increasing attention from policymakers, academics, and practitioners, it remains under-theorized. Using the attention-based view, we examine why and how government digital-initiative intensity drives a firm’s digital innovation. Using a mixed-methods approach and the unique context of China’s aspirant economy, we find that managerial digital attention mediates the link between government digital-initiative intensity and firm digital innovation. Firm political guanxi and digital leadership have moderating effects on the relationship between government digital-initiative intensity and managerial digital attention, and the relationship between managerial digital attention and firm digital innovation. These findings have important theoretical and practical implications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital innovation; government digital initiative; digital leadership; political guanxi; attention-based view
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 11:19
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/36673

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