||While China is experiencing economic transformation, Chinese firms still lack sufficient
new product development (NPD) capability. Such capability is crucial for business
innovation. This study examines the impact of operational capabilities on NPD
capability of Chinese firms. Acknowledging the importance of top management team
(TMT) interactions in capability development, this study also examines the moderating
effect of TMT cooperative behavior (i.e., collaborative and communicative behaviors).
Based on a sample of 213 firms from China, we find substantial support for our
hypotheses, thus contributing to the capabilities-based view of the firm and providing
managerial implications for firms in emerging economies.
Published Online: Dec. 20,2018