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A Study on Sustaining Corporate Innovation with E-Commerce in China

by Xintian Wang 1,* and Hai Wang 2
Business School, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS B3H3C3, Canada
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Sustainability 2019, 11(23), 6604;
Received: 24 October 2019 / Revised: 13 November 2019 / Accepted: 15 November 2019 / Published: 22 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation and the Development of Enterprises)
Previous research indicates that information technology promotes innovation in general. The mechanisms of how information technology, such as e-commerce, can promote corporate innovation have not yet been fully recognized. The empirical results show that e-commerce promotes corporate innovation by improving the regional informatization level and the local commercial circulation system. The evidence from Chinese firms implies that it is necessary to strengthen the construction of information infrastructure, encourage the transformation and upgrading of traditional commercial circulation, and promote innovation of traditional business in combination with e-commerce. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-commerce; innovation; structural equation modelling; ict e-commerce; innovation; structural equation modelling; ict
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