Knowledge sources, innovative activity and the performance of UK new technology based firms

Ganotakis, P. and Love, J. (2010). Knowledge sources, innovative activity and the performance of UK new technology based firms. IN: IEEM2010: the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. IEEE Conference Publications . IEEE.

Abstract

We present an innovation value chain analysis for a representative sample of new technology based firms (NTBFs) in the UK. This involves determining which factors lead to the usage of different knowledge sources and the relationships that exist between those sources of knowledge; the effect that each knowledge source has on innovative activity; and how innovation outputs affect the performance of NTBFs. We find that internal (i.e. R&D) and external knowledge sources are complementary for NTBFs, and that supply chain linkages have both a direct and indirect effect on innovation. NTBFs' skill resources matter throughout the innovation value chain, being positively associated with external knowledge linkages and innovation success, and also having a direct effect on growth independent of the effect on innovation. ©2010 IEEE.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Event Title: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2010-12-07 - 2010-12-10
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovation value chain,knowledge sourcing,R&D,Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
ISBN: 978-1-4244-8503-1
Published Date: 2010
Authors: Ganotakis, P.
Love, J.

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