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A model for assessing the contribution of innovative SMEs to economic growth: The intangible approach

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  • González-Loureiro, Miguel
  • Pita-Castelo, Jose

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Three components govern the impact of intangible management on the growth of SMEs: human, structural and relational capitals. The relationship with the institutional system of innovation (ISI) is novel. The results highlight that the ISI does not satisfy the needs of SMEs fully.

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  • González-Loureiro, Miguel & Pita-Castelo, Jose, 2012. "A model for assessing the contribution of innovative SMEs to economic growth: The intangible approach," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 312-315.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:3:p:312-315 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.03.028
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    1. Carlos M. F-JARDON & Miguel GONZALEZ-LOUREIRO, 2013. "Human Capital as Source for Sustained Competitive Advantages in SMEs: A Core Competencies Approach," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(2), pages 255-276, December.
    2. Maria José Sousa & Miguel González-Loureiro, 2016. "Employee knowledge profiles – a mixed-research methods approach," Information Systems Frontiers, Springer, vol. 18(6), pages 1103-1117, December.

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    Keywords

    Intangible capital; System of innovation; Innovative SMEs; Economic growth; Innovation-driven growth;

    JEL classification:

    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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