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Factores determinantes del comportamiento innovador de las empresas

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    El presente trabajo se encuentra destinado a analizar los factores que influyen sobre la forma en que las empresas organizan su actividad innovadora. Dentro del marco te¢rico formado por la combinaci¢n de la Perspectiva Evolucionista y del Enfoque de Recursos y Capacidades, se incluye en el estudio un amplio conjunto de factores gen‚ricos determinantes as¡ como una propuesta para caracterizar el proceso innovador. Aplicando t‚cnicas de an lisis multivariante a una muestra de 152 empresas innovadoras espa¤olas se aporta evidencia emp¡rica que confirma la existencia de interesantes relaciones entre ambos grupos de variables. The determinants of the firm's decision to carry out R&D activities are investigated. Most empirical studies on this topic have focused on the examination of the effects of external or environmental factors. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of internal or organizational factors on R&D activities. Its intended contribution is therefore focused on the analysis of the role of a firm's resources and capabilities in the R&D investment. Three types of resources are distinguished: financial, physical and intangible resources. Specific hypotheses about their effect on the probability of a firm carrying out R&D activities are derived and tested on a sample of 100 Spanish firms. Empirical findings suggest that intangible factors are the main determinants of the probability of a firm carrying out internal R&D.

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    Paper provided by Interuniversity Research Master and Doctorate Program (with a quality mention of ANECA) on "Business Economics", Universities of Valladolid, Burgos, Salamanca and León (Spain). Until 2008, Interuniversity Doctorate Program (with a quality mention of ANECA) “New trends in Business Administration”, Universities of Valladolid, Burgos, and Salamanca (Spain). Master en Investigación y Programa de Doctorado Interuniversitarios (con mención de calidad de la ANECA) en "Economía de la Empresa", Universidades de Valladolid, Burgos, Salamanca y León (España). Hasta 2008, Programa de Doctorado Interuniversitario (con mención de calidad de la ANECA) “Nuevas Tendencias en Dirección de Empresas”, Universidades de Valladolid, Burgos y Salamanca (España). in its series Working Papers "New Trends on Business Administration". Documentos de Trabajo "Nuevas Tendencias en Dirección de Empresas". with number 2001-08.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2001
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    Publication status: Published in Research Policy, vol. 32, no. 5, 2003, pages 715-736 with the title ?Internal factors determining a firm?s innovative behaviour?
    Handle: RePEc:ntd:wpaper:2001-08

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    Keywords: Innovaci¢n; Investigaci¢n y Desarrollo; Factores Determinantes; Teor¡a Evolucionista; Recursos y Capacidades.;

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