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A technological innovation model based on resource integration

A case study of Shenhua


This paper proposes a model of network innovation based on resource integration drawing upon relevant literature on technology innovation. Through a case study of China Shenhua Energy Company Limited (Shenhua), it finds that in a high-velocity environment, technological innovation in enterprises becomes more external-oriented and network-oriented. The innovation patterns used in Shenhua mainly include hub and spoke innovation, chain innovation, and aggregation innovation. The adoption of these innovation patterns greatly enhances Shenhua’s innovation performance under the moderation of management mechanism of integrating internal and external resources.


通过综述国内外与技术创新相关的理论, 构建了基于资源整合的技术创新模式, 并应用对神华集团的单案例研究方法, 验证了该理论模式轮式辐射、 链式集成和群式聚合的创新网络, 在整合内外资源的맜理体制协调下提升直接或间接的创新绩效。 该模式既充实了传统的技术创新理论, 也为大型国有企业的技术创新实践提供了启示。


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Yi, Z., Gu, D., Song, H. et al. A technological innovation model based on resource integration. Front. Bus. Res. China 2, 397 (2008).

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  • resource integration
  • technological innovation
  • Shenhua


  • 资源整合
  • 技术创新
  • 神华集团