User innovation in the business enterprise sector of Maputo Province in Mozambique
AbstractEvidence of user innovation in firms in Maputo Province is presented. This results from a case study of firms that had previously been identified in the Mozambican National Innovation Survey 2009 as process innovators. While the observations are too few to support statistical inferences, they demonstrate the presence of user innovation in firms and they suggest further work on the policy implications, especially related to support for innovation in firms that perform no research and development. The case study found little evidence of the sharing of knowledge gained through user innovation, in contrast with findings from industrialized countries but closer to results from the newly industrialized country of Korea.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 062.
Date of creation: 2011
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User innovation; development; knowledge sharing;
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- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
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- de Jong, Jeroen P.J. & von Hippel, Eric, 2009. "Transfers of user process innovations to process equipment producers: A study of Dutch high-tech firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(7), pages 1181-1191, September.
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