Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Economic Management and Model Engineering, ICEMME 2023, November 17–19, 2023, Beijing, China

Research Article

Study on Innovation Competence of Managers and Its Impact on Technical Innovation of IT SMEs in First-tier Cities, China

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342719,
        author={Jie  Ma},
        title={Study on Innovation Competence of Managers and Its Impact on Technical Innovation of IT SMEs in First-tier Cities, China},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Economic Management and Model Engineering, ICEMME 2023, November 17--19, 2023, Beijing, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMME},
        year={2024},
        month={2},
        keywords={innovation competence technical innovation it industry smes},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342719}
    }
    
  • Jie Ma
    Year: 2024
    Study on Innovation Competence of Managers and Its Impact on Technical Innovation of IT SMEs in First-tier Cities, China
    ICEMME
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342719
Jie Ma1,*
  • 1: Beijing Polytechnic
*Contact email: majie@bpi.edu.cn

Abstract

SMEs strongly contribute to economic development in China. In rapid changing context of technology and market, SMEs in IT industry more need to compete through innovation. Managers of SMEs play more dominant role to innovation than those in large companies. So, it’s essential to examine the factors which effects innovation competence of managers and its impact on technical innovation of SMEs. This paper uses quantitative method to collect data through questionnaire survey from 146 SMEs of IT industry in first-tier cities, China. Data is processed with multilevel regression analysis and path analysis. As a result, a modal is tested to reflect the effect of self-efficacy, innovative organizational culture, affective and normative commitment on managers’ innovation competence and their comprehensive impacts on technical innovation.