Title: Mechanism of government policies in cross-border e-commerce on firm performance and implications on m-commerce

Authors: Nan Chen; Jianzheng Yang

Addresses: Business School, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, No. 334 Jun Gong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200093, China ' Business School, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, No. 334 Jun Gong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200093, China

Abstract: Cross-border e-commerce has progressed in the businesses of foreign trade enterprises in recent years. This paper proposes and validates that cross-border e-commerce as enterprise innovation should include business-mode innovation, not just institutional innovation or technological innovation, thus expanding the connotation of e-commerce. For enterprises, according to an analysis using data from 203 foreign trade companies, cross-border e-commerce as enterprise innovation plays a mediating role between government's pro-innovation supportive policy and firm performance, in particular, institutional innovation and business-mode innovation as components play full mediating roles. This study is of great value to other countries promoting cross-border e-commerce. Implications on m-commerce of the findings are discussed.

Keywords: cross-border e-commerce; electronic commerce; enterprise innovation; firm performance; government policy; innovation policy; mediating effect; m-commerce; mobile commerce.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2017.080578

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2017 Vol.15 No.1, pp.69 - 84

Received: 29 Apr 2015
Accepted: 15 Apr 2016

Published online: 13 Nov 2016 *

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