Innovation Types and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, P en
dc.contributor.advisor Callagher, L en Wu, Shanshan en 2014-02-16T19:33:37Z en 2013 en
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dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the relationship between innovation and performance. More specifically, the focus of this thesis is to assess the relationship between four innovation types and firm performance. A meta-analytical investigation of existing research was conducted to give insights into these relationships, and the data were collected from 17 qualified journals. Meta-analysis is a statistical method, which allows a systematic review of the literature. Comparing with a conventional narrative review, meta-analysis is more rigorous based on statistical evidence. This method enables us to summarise and generalise the findings of the literatures. The first step in this meta-analysis is to search, identify and select the relevant primary studies, followed by data screening and coding. Second, the processed data was used to calculate the effect sizes and their variants. Finally, certain analyses were carried out to answer research questions. The correlation between innovation types and firm performance is strongly supported by the results of this meta-analysis. However, analyses on these innovations indicate that the effects are not significantly different. More studies give insights into product innovation, and a moderating effect of performance measures is recognised in this category. Industry, as a moderator, also exerts certain moderating effects on product and process innovation. Surprisingly, firm size makes little difference to the relationship between product or process innovation and firm performance, but the effect has been proved on organizational innovation. These findings can provide both theoretical and practical instructions for researchers and managers. Some relationships are lacking in studies, especially for marketing innovation, which warrant further research. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
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dc.title Innovation Types and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis en
dc.type Thesis en The University of Auckland en Masters en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-02-17 en

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