Journal of Global Information Management
This paper identifies three stages in the radical technological innovation process, namely formation process in niches, breaking out of niches and entering regimes, and new regime formation. It then adopts Multi-level Perspective (MLP) to explore the formation process, operating mechanism, breakthrough path, and impact factors of radical technological innovation. A three-phase model, which includes formation of radical innovation, breakout of radical innovation, and new regimes construction, is proposed to analyze radical technological innovation. The model is adopted in a case study to analyze the leapfrogging development of technologies in China’s mobile communication industry. This paper enriches technological innovation theory and provides supports for policy making and guidance for industries/enterprises practices regarding technological innovation in emerging economies.
Original Publication Citation
Yun, S., Hecheng, W., Haiqing, Y., Yong, C., Mikhail Yu, K., & Ling, L. (2021). Exploring the formation mechanism of radical technological innovation: An MLP approach. Journal of Global Information Management, 29(6), 1-23, Article 6. https://doi.org/10.4018/JGIM.20211101.oa6
Sun, Yun; Wang, Hecheng; Yu, Haiqing; Chen, Yong; Kataev, Mikhail Yu; and Li, Ling, "Exploring the Formation Mechanism of Radical Technological Innovation: An MLP Approach" (2021). Information Technology & Decision Sciences Faculty Publications. 51.