Perceived environmental dynamism promotes entrepreneurial team member’s innovation: Explanations based on the uncertainty reduction theory

Xiao Deng, Xi Guo, Yenchun Jim Wu, Min Chen*

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the effect of perceived environmental dynamism on entrepreneurial team member’s innovation. Based on the uncertainty reduction theory, this study constructs a multilevel moderated mediation model of the relationship between perceived environmental dynamism and entrepreneurial team member’s innovation. By collecting questionnaires from 117 entrepreneurial team leaders and 479 team members in China, this research found that perceived environmental dynamism could stimulate entrepreneurial team members’ innovation via triggering their information exchange behavior. In addition, entrepreneurial team members’ intolerance for uncertainty and team cooperative climate can moderate the indirect positive relationship between perceived environmental dynamism and individual innovation. Our findings contribute to a better understanding of entrepreneurial team members’ responses to dynamic environment and their innovation behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2033
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 2

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial team
  • Environmental dynamism
  • Individual innovation
  • Information exchange behavior
  • Uncertainty reduction theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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