Explaining the decisions to carry out product and process innovations: the Spanish case

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dc.contributor.author Martínez Ros, Ester
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-22T08:25:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-22T08:25:57Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of High Technology Management Research, 1999, v. 10, n. 2, pp. 223-242
dc.identifier.issn 1047-8310
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/7815
dc.description.abstract We investigate the determinants of innovation activity making a distinction between product and process innovations. We analyse a pseudo production function of innovations where among the explanatory variables, special attention is paid to firm and market characteristics. The study is applied to a large sample of Spanish manufacturing firms during the period 1990–1993. There are important implications arising from the empirical results: 1) Product and process innovations are intimately related independently of the model used in the estimation. 2) The control by unobserved firm effects as the ability and experience of manager is so important as to affect the conclusions on the managerial decisions about which type of innovation develop. 3) Given the feedback effects amongst innovation decisions and other factors determining them, it is also very important to consider a version of the model that allows correlation among those unobserved effects and explanatory variables. 4) The probability to innovate is higher in capital intensive firms and in firms with export activities. 5) Market competition encourages the decision to innovate up to a threshold. vi) The past firm experience and the managerial quality play a significant role in the probability to innovate. vii) Product and process innovation decisions are complementary
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.title Explaining the decisions to carry out product and process innovations: the Spanish case
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1047-8310(99)00016-4
dc.subject.eciencia Empresa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S1047-8310(99)00016-4
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 223
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 242
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of High Technology Management Research
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10
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