The moderating role of IT capability on green innovation and ambidexterity: Towards a corporate sustainable development

Li, Xinwei (Leo) ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4796-1189, Zeng, Wenjuan and Xu, Mao (2022) The moderating role of IT capability on green innovation and ambidexterity: Towards a corporate sustainable development. Sustainability, 14 (24). ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

Green innovation (GI) is widely regarded as a strategy for pursuing sustainable corporate development. Drawing from the organisational information processing theory, this study investigates the moderation effect of information technology (IT) capability in shaping the impacts of ambidexter- ity and two types of GI practices, green product innovation (GPDI) and green process innovation (GPCI). Using a selective sampling of 368 firms in China, this study validates a 30-item measurement scale and approves the proposed theoretical model. The data obtained were then analysed using the structural equation modelling (SEM) executed by the AMOS 23 application. The results confirm the vital role of two sides of ambidexterity, namely, exploitation and exploration, in improving GI and the positive effects of GI on sustainable corporate development (i.e., environment, social, and financial sustainability). More importantly, IT capability only positively moderates the relationship between GI and one side of ambidexterity, i.e., exploitation. This study contributes to the strategies to better prepare companies in developing markets to achieve GPDI and GPCI as core competencies. Findings also provide evidence for practitioners to invest in GI to facilitate better corporate sustainability.

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Additional Information: Funding information: This research received no external funding. Institutional Review Board Statement: The study was conducted according to the guidelines of The Economics, Law, Management, Politics, and Sociology (ELMPS) at the University of York. (Date of approval: 14 October 2019).
Uncontrolled Keywords: ambidexterity,green innovation,information processing theory,information technology,it capability,sustainability,computer science (miscellaneous),environmental science (miscellaneous),geography, planning and development,energy engineering and power technology,hardware and architecture,management, monitoring, policy and law,building and construction,computer networks and communications,renewable energy, sustainability and the environment,sdg 9 - industry, innovation, and infrastructure,sdg 12 - responsible consumption and production ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700/1701
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2024 18:37
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024 16:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94543
DOI: 10.3390/su142416767

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