Journal of Global Information Management
Digital technology has had an important impact on entrepreneurship. It has changed the uncertain nature of the process of new venture idea generation, and it has also brought unprecedented opportunities for the generation of new digital venture ideas. In order to explore how startups can deal with major challenges brought by digital technology and create new digital venture ideas, this paper focuses on micro level entrepreneurial actions and constructs a theoretical model of the relationship among networking capabilities, IT capabilities, prior knowledge, and new digital venture ideas. Furthermore, through the hierarchical linear regression analysis of 278 sample data, the paper finds that in the context of digitalization, both networking capabilities and IT capabilities have a positive impact on the generation of new digital venture ideas. In addition, prior knowledge plays an important role in moderating the relationship between IT capabilities and new digital venture ideas. This paper conducts both theoretical and empirical analysis to explore how startups can build new digital venture ideas in the context of digitalization, which guides small and medium-sized enterprises in responding to new challenges.
Original Publication Citation
Yao, M., Ye, D., Yang, G., Shi, H., & Zheng, X. (2021). Are entrepreneurial capabilities and prior knowledge the silver bullet for the generation of new digital venture ideas in a digital context? Journal of Global Information Management, 29(6), 1-17, Article 12. https://doi.org/10.4018/JGIM.20211101.oa12
Yao, Meifang; Ye, Dan; Yang, Gao; Shi, Hui; and Zheng, Xianrong, "Are Entrepreneurial Capabilities and Prior Knowledge the Silver Bullet for the Generation of New Digital Venture Ideas in a Digital Context?" (2021). Information Technology & Decision Sciences Faculty Publications. 44.