Keywords: technological innovation, differentiation, innovation management, competitiveness, technology management, Taiwan, high-tech industry, high technology firms, manufacturing
The impact of innovation management implementation on enterprise competitiveness among Taiwan's high-tech manufacturers
Innovation is an important topic in the 21st century. Innovation management has become a compulsory path to sustained enterprise growth. In this research, we studied the degree of innovation implementation among domestic high-tech manufacturers and the impact of innovation management implementation on competitiveness. We considered the mediating variables of 'industry type' and 'enterprise scale', developed a theoretical model of impact relationship, and conducted the empirical analysis of Taiwan's high-tech manufacturers. We found from the research results that the degree of innovation management implementation has a significant impact on competitiveness. The degree of innovation management implementation has an essential impact on the two competitiveness dimensions including technological innovation and differentiation. Moreover, the two mediating variables of 'industry type' and 'enterprise scale' were proven to have a significant impact on the degree of innovation management and competitiveness.