EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Social capital, exploitative and exploratory innovations: The mediating roles of ego-network dynamics

Yan Yan and JianCheng Guan

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2018, vol. 126, issue C, 244-258

Abstract: Previous research has considered researchers' social capital as a determinant of innovation. However, how individual social capital affects exploitative and exploratory innovations has not yet been sufficiently addressed. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate what and how social capital affects two types of innovations at the researcher level, by positing and testing ego-network dynamics as important mediators of the social capital–innovation process.

Keywords: Exploratory innovation; Exploitative innovation; Mediation model; Network dynamics; Social capital; Social network (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004016251731140X
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:tefoso:v:126:y:2018:i:c:p:244-258

Access Statistics for this article

Technological Forecasting and Social Change is currently edited by Fred Phillips

More articles in Technological Forecasting and Social Change from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2018-04-21
Handle: RePEc:eee:tefoso:v:126:y:2018:i:c:p:244-258