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Does firm size matter? : the critical role of the attitude of top management in technological innovation

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by M To, E Ngai
Research offers contradictory findings on the relation between firm size and innovation. The meta-analytic study of Camison-Zornoza et al. (2004) suggests that the inconsistency cannot be attributed to just the variance of methodological designs between studies, and that the existence of moderators in the relation must be noted. In this study, we examine the critical role of the attitude of top management in the adoption of technological innovation. Our results indicate that this attitude moderates the relation between firm size and the adoption of technological innovation. In particular, the size-innovation relation is absent for firms in which the attitude of top management is less positive, but the relation does exist for firms in which the attitude is more positive. The main effect of firm size on the adoption of technological innovation can be confounded, disregarding the moderating effect in the relation.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

22

Number of Pages

22

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Department of Management and Marketing; International conference;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference