The determinants of green radical and incremental innovation performance: Green shared vision, green absorptive capacity, and green organizational ambidexterity

Yu Shan Chen*, Ching Hsun Chang, Yu Hsien Lin

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Abstract

This study proposes a new concept, green organisational ambidexterity, that integrates green exploration learning and green exploitation learning simultaneously. Besides, this study argues that the antecedents of green organisational ambidexterity are green shared vision and green absorptive capacity and its consequents are green radical innovation performance and green incremental innovation performance. The results demonstrate that green exploration learning partially mediates the positive relationships between green radical innovation performance and its two antecedents-green shared vision and green absorptive capacity. In addition, this study indicates that green exploitation learning partially mediates the positive relationships between green incremental innovation performance and its two antecedents-green shared vision and green absorptive capacity. Hence, firms have to increase their green shared vision, green absorptive capacity, and green organisational ambidexterity to raise their green radical innovation performance and green incremental innovation performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7787-7806
Number of pages20
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume6
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Green absorptive capacity
  • Green exploitation learning
  • Green exploration learning
  • Green incremental innovation
  • Green innovation
  • Green organizational ambidexterity
  • Green radical innovation
  • Green shared vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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