ENTREPRENEURIAL SOCIAL ADAPTABILITY AND INNOVATION CAPABILITY IN CHINA

  • Kai-Ping Huang Fu Jen Catholic University
  • Chang-Lin Yang Fu Jen Catholic University
  • Chao Tan Mahasarakham University
  • Miao-Ju Chwo Fu Jen Catholic University
Keywords: Social Adaptability, Innovation Capability, Trust, Guanxi, China

Abstract

The aim of this study was to propose a five-stage activity structure capable of accounting for the innovation capability in SMEs operating in China, the biggest emerging economy. The stages of the model run from social capability to social networking, to trust, to tacit knowledge, and finally to innovation capability. The proposition is examined in both theoretical and practical terms, with an overall awareness of the value of innovation in social terms, and an emphasis on features that may lead to further effective innovations. The adoption of a capability for innovation is not likely to happen by chance; it requires SME commitment to innovation as well as congenial circumstances.

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Published
2022-02-15
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Huang, K.-P., Yang, C.-L., Tan, C., & Chwo, M.-J. (2022). ENTREPRENEURIAL SOCIAL ADAPTABILITY AND INNOVATION CAPABILITY IN CHINA. Social Science Asia, 8(1), 60-74. Retrieved from https://socialscienceasia.nrct.go.th/index.php/SSAsia/article/view/279
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