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ISSN : 2288-4637(Print)
ISSN : 2288-4645(Online)
The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business Vol.6 No.1 pp.205-215

Relationship between Ambidexterity Learning and Innovation Performance: The Moderating Effect of Redundant Resources

Dongling Wang1, Kelvin C.K. Lam2
2 Professor, China-ASEAN International College, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand, E-mail:
1 First Author and Corresponding Author. PhD Student, China-ASEAN International College, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand [Postal Address: Huaiyin District, Ji'nan City, Shandong Province, 250001, China]. Tel.: +86-151-6886-2981. E-mail:
October 26, 2018 December 13, 2018 December 29, 2018


Researchers have confirmed the relationship between ambidexterity learning and innovation performance, but according to the resourcebased theory, the relationship between ambidexterity learning and innovation performance is also affected by the internal resources of the organization. Internal resources are an important factor affecting the transformation of learning outcomes into performance. In addition, few scholars have pointed out whether different types of learning have different effects on different types of innovation performance. This study collects data from 170 High-tech enterprises in Shandong, china, and discusses the effects of exploitative learning and explorative learning on management innovation performance and technological innovation performance .This study further examines the moderating role of slack resource on the relationship between ambidexterity learning and innovation performance. Results show that ambidexterity learning has positive effect on innovation performance. Compared with exploitative learning, explorative learning has a greater impact on management innovation performance; compared with explorative learning, exploitative learning has a greater impact on technological innovation performances. Slack resource has positive moderating role between the relationship of exploitative learning, explorative learning and technology innovation performance. But Slack resource has no moderating role between the relationship of exploitative learning, explorative learning and management innovation performance.

JEL Classification Code: M1, M10, M19.






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