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

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Spatial distribution of innovation networks, technological competencies and degree of novelty in emerging economy firms. / Plechero, Monica; Chaminade, Cristina.

I: European Planning Studies, Vol. 24, Nr. 6, 2016, s. 1065-1078.

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T1 - Spatial distribution of innovation networks, technological competencies and degree of novelty in emerging economy firms

AU - Plechero, Monica

AU - Chaminade, Cristina

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - emerging economies

KW - network

KW - Product innovation

KW - technological competencies

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84961205254&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/09654313.2016.1151481

DO - 10.1080/09654313.2016.1151481

M3 - Article

VL - 24

SP - 1065

EP - 1078

JO - European Planning Studies

JF - European Planning Studies

SN - 1469-5944

IS - 6

ER -