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JCP 2010 Vol.5(10): 1543-1551 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.5.10.1543-1551

A Simulation Model for the Main Factors Affecting Business Innovation Performance

Changfeng Wang1, 2 and Peng Zhang2
1 School of Management, Shandong Jiaotong University, Jinan, P.R.China
2 School of Management, Shandong University, Jinan, P.R.China


Abstract—Building on previous research, this study develops a research simulation model for the main factors affecting business innovation performance. It links the properties of knowledge obtained from outside network, firm’s absorptive capacity and the features of a firm’s knowledge network topology to predict innovation performance. We use VB.NET 2005 programming languages to develop simulations to conduct tests of the propositions developed in the model. We find that the interaction between absorptive capacity and network topology has significant, positive effects on business innovation performance. This study will provide a tool that may help decision makers of those types of businesses to effectively turn knowledge into actions by matching their firms’ knowledge network topology to the particular properties of the knowledge that is going to be communicated.

Index Terms—properties of knowledge, network topology, absorptive capacity, business innovation performance

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Cite: Changfeng Wang and Peng Zhang, " A Simulation Model for the Main Factors Affecting Business Innovation Performance," Journal of Computers vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 1543-1551, 2010.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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E-mail: jcp@iap.org
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