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Self-employment and innovation. Exploring the determinants of innovative behavior in small businesses

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  • Romero, Isidoro
  • Martínez-Román, Juan A.

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This paper explores the determinants of innovation in small businesses from a survey of more than 700 self-employed workers in Andalusia (Spain). Self-employed people running businesses with and without employees were included in the study and two types of innovation – product and process innovation – were differentiated.

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  • Romero, Isidoro & Martínez-Román, Juan A., 2012. "Self-employment and innovation. Exploring the determinants of innovative behavior in small businesses," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 178-189.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:41:y:2012:i:1:p:178-189
    DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.07.005
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