Innovation decision of Tunisian service firms: an empirical analysis
AbstractInnovation is widely recognized as a key driver of economic growth and competitiveness. Previous works dealing with it has specially focused on its effect on the economic performance of innovators. In this context, the literature distinguishes between four kinds of innovation: product, process, radical and incremental. Indeed, despite their importance, the innovation determinants and the innovation making-decision are less studied. Based on a sample of 108 Tunisian service firms, the purpose of this paper is to find out the way by which firms make their decision to innovate: simultaneously (one-stage model) or sequentially (twostage model). We obtain that the two-stage model has a statistically significant advantage in predicting innovation. In practice, we argue that the sequential model illustrates well the innovation making-decision procedures.
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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 12 Feb 2014
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Innovation; Decision making; Service sector;
Other versions of this item:
- Sdiri, Hanen & Ayadi, Mohamed, 2011. "Innovation decision of Tunisian service firms: an empirical analysis," MPRA Paper 30898, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-02-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2014-02-21 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-CSE-2014-02-21 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INO-2014-02-21 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2014-02-21 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
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