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The moderating effect of a firm's internal climate for innovation on the impact of public R&D support programmes


  • Poh-Kam Wong
  • Zi-Lin He


This study investigates the influence of a firm's internal climate for innovation on the relationship between public R&D support and the innovation behaviour of the firm. We hypothesise that, if there is a positive relationship between public R&D support and a firm's innovation activities, this phenomenon is more likely to be observed in firms with an internal climate that promotes innovation, rather than in firms with a restrictive one. Based on a sample of 135 manufacturing firms in Singapore, we discover the significant moderating effect of a firm's internal climate for innovation on the impact of public R&D support on several measures of a firm's innovation input, output and collaboration behaviour. We identify two distinct dimensions of internal climate for innovation (organisational policies and individual attitudes), which exhibit different moderating effects.

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  • Poh-Kam Wong & Zi-Lin He, 2003. "The moderating effect of a firm's internal climate for innovation on the impact of public R&D support programmes," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3(5/6), pages 525-545.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijeima:v:3:y:2003:i:5/6:p:525-545

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    1. Bianchi, Mattia & Murtinu, Samuele & Scalera, Vittoria G., 2019. "R&D Subsidies as Dual Signals in Technological Collaborations," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 48(9), pages 1-1.
    2. Asieh Fathali, 2016. "Examining the Impact of Competitive Strategies on Corporate Innovation: An Empirical Study in Automobile Industry," International Journal of Asian Social Science, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 6(2), pages 135-145, February.


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