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KIBS Innovation Management Capability in Rural Portuguese Regions: Empirical Evidence

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  • Fernandes, Cristina
  • Ferreira, João
  • Marques, Carla

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This article aims to evaluate the innovation management capacities of knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) and verify to what extent these companies return different profiles when classified by urban versus rural. Taking a sample of 500 KIBS, we applied a questionnaire with results revealing different explanatory variables for KIBS innovation capacities. From the set of five dimensions studied, factors relating strategy, learning, and network best explained rural versus urban KIBS innovation capacities.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 47005.

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Keywords: Innovation; Knowledge intensive business; Innovation Capacity; Rural versus Urban.;

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