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Article: How do incentives motivate absorptive capacity development? The mediating role of employee learning and relational contingencies

TitleHow do incentives motivate absorptive capacity development? The mediating role of employee learning and relational contingencies
Authors
KeywordsAbsorptive capacity
Innovation incentives
Employee learning
Relational context
Expectancy theory
Equity theory
Issue Date2018
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jbusres
Citation
Journal of Business Research, 2018, v. 85, p. 226-237 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study explores the antecedents of a firm's absorptive capacity by examining the role of innovation incentives. Building on expectancy theory and equity theory, we argue that innovation incentives enhance absorptive capacity through promoting employees learning; and the effectiveness of incentives is positively moderated by teamwork (i.e., horizontal relation) but negatively moderated by transformational leadership (i.e., vertical relation). To test our hypotheses, we employ a multi-respondent research design based on a sample of 102 Chinese automotive companies. The results show strong support for the hypotheses and demonstrate the positive impact of innovation incentives on a firm's absorptive capacity through the mediating role of employee learning, as well as the moderating effect of the relational context in shaping the influences of innovation incentives.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/258990
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2019 Impact Factor: 4.874
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.682
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dc.contributor.authorWang, L-
dc.contributor.authorZhao, J-
dc.contributor.authorZhou, KZ-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-03T03:59:42Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-03T03:59:42Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Business Research, 2018, v. 85, p. 226-237-
dc.identifier.issn0148-2963-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/258990-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the antecedents of a firm's absorptive capacity by examining the role of innovation incentives. Building on expectancy theory and equity theory, we argue that innovation incentives enhance absorptive capacity through promoting employees learning; and the effectiveness of incentives is positively moderated by teamwork (i.e., horizontal relation) but negatively moderated by transformational leadership (i.e., vertical relation). To test our hypotheses, we employ a multi-respondent research design based on a sample of 102 Chinese automotive companies. The results show strong support for the hypotheses and demonstrate the positive impact of innovation incentives on a firm's absorptive capacity through the mediating role of employee learning, as well as the moderating effect of the relational context in shaping the influences of innovation incentives.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jbusres-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Business Research-
dc.subjectAbsorptive capacity-
dc.subjectInnovation incentives-
dc.subjectEmployee learning-
dc.subjectRelational context-
dc.subjectExpectancy theory-
dc.subjectEquity theory-
dc.titleHow do incentives motivate absorptive capacity development? The mediating role of employee learning and relational contingencies-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailZhou, KZ: kevinzhou@business.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityZhou, KZ=rp01127-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.01.010-
dc.identifier.hkuros288797-
dc.identifier.volume85-
dc.identifier.spage226-
dc.identifier.epage237-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000428227100020-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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