Skip to main content


We're creating a new version of this page. See preview

  • Research Article
  • Open Access

A technological innovation model based on resource integration

A case study of Shenhua
Frontiers of Business Research in ChinaSelected Publications from Chinese Universities20082:397

  • Received: 20 December 2007
  • Published:


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.


  • resource integration
  • technological innovation
  • Shenhua