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    Enterprise niche and digital business model innovation——Enabling role of organizational routine updating

    Zhou, F. and Zhang, N. and Han, Chunjia (2023) Enterprise niche and digital business model innovation——Enabling role of organizational routine updating. International Journal of Technology Management , ISSN 0267-5730.

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    An enterprise's innovation ability depends on its position and state in the innovation ecosystem, in which maintaining its niche heterogeneity and competitiveness is key to its survival and development. However, it is unclear how the enterprise's ecological niche in the innovation ecosystem affects digital business model innovation (BMI). Based on the context of the innovation ecosystem and the theory of routine dynamics, this study explores the impact of enterprise niche on digital BMI and possible moderating role of routine updating. Through an empirical analysis of 208 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in manufacturing in China that are undergoing digital transformation, the findings show that enterprise niche width and a low level of overlap have not only positive independent but also significant positive interactive effects on digital BMI. Both routine amendment and creation positively moderate the relationship between low enterprise niche overlap and digital BMI, but their moderating effect on the relationship between niche width and digital BMI is not significant.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): enterprise niche, digital business model innovation, BMI, routine amendment, routine creation
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Chunjia Han
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2023 13:18
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 22:41


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