Spatial distribution of innovation networks, technological competencies and degree of novelty in emerging economy firms

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Abstract

This paper analyses the relationship of the accumulation of technological competencies at the firm level, the spatial distribution of the firm's innovation networks and the degree of novelty of product innovation. Firm-based primary data collected in two innovative regions in emerging economies are used to predict higher degrees of novelty in emerging economy firms. Similarly to advanced economy firms, the results show that international linkages are associated with higher degrees of novelty. However, new-to-the-world innovation in emerging country firms is fundamentally externally driven, suggesting that international linkages seem to be a compensating mechanism for the initially lower technological capabilities rather than a complementary source of knowledge.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Trieste
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk geografi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1065-1078
Antal sidor23
TidskriftEuropean Planning Studies
Volym24
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 2016
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa