The role of alliance management, big data analytics and information visibility on new-product development capability
Dubey, Rameshwar; Bryde, David J.; Graham, Gary; Foropon, Cyril; Kumari, Sushma; Gupta, Omprakash
David J. Bryde
Mrs Sushma Kumari S.Kumari@hull.ac.uk
Many organizations are increasingly investing in building dynamic capabilities to gain competitive advantage. New products play an important role in gaining competitive advantage and can significantly boost organizational performance. Although new product development (NPD) is widely recognized as a potentially vital source of competitive advantage, organizations face challenges in terms of developing the right antecedents or capabilities to influence NPD performance. Our research suggests that organizations should invest in building alliance management capability (AMC), big data analytics capability (BDAC) and information visibility (IV) to achieve their desired NPD success. Informed by the dynamic capabilities view of the firm (DCV) we have stated seven research hypotheses. We further tested our hypotheses using 219 usable respondents gathered using a pre-tested instrument. The hypotheses were tested using variance based structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). The results of our study paint an interesting picture. Our study makes some significant contribution to the DCV and offers some useful directions to practitioners engaged in NPD in the big data analytics era. We demonstrate that AMC and BDAC are lower-order dynamic capabilities and that AMC has a positive and significant influence on BDAC. In turn, AMC and BDAC influence NPD under the moderating influence of IV. Ours is one of the first studies to empirically establish an association among three distinct dynamic capabilities which are often considered in isolation: AMC, BDAC and NPD. Our findings support emergent views on dynamic capabilities and their classification into various orders. Lastly, we provide empirical evidence that information visibility acts as a contingent variable to both AMC and BDAC effects on NPD. We end our paper by outlining some limitations of our study and by offering useful future research directions.
Dubey, R., Bryde, D. J., Graham, G., Foropon, C., Kumari, S., & Gupta, O. (2021). The role of alliance management, big data analytics and information visibility on new-product development capability. Annals of Operations Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-021-04390-9
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 28, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 19, 2021|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Jan 13, 2022|
|Publicly Available Date||Jan 14, 2022|
|Journal||Annals of Operations Research|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||NPD; Dynamic capability view; Alliance management capability; Big data analytics capability; Information visibility; PLS-SEM|
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