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New Processes and New Products in Europe and Italy

  • Francesco Crespi

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    (University of "Roma Tre")

  • Mario Pianta

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    (University of Urbino)

This article investigates the differences in the mechanisms and strategies conducing to the introduction of new processes and products in Italy and Europe. Three models are proposed in order to identify the different business strategies and innovation inputs associated with new products and new processes. The empirical analysis uses innovation surveys data at the industry level for 8 European countries, with a specific focus on the Italian case. The analysis shows that while the two types of innovation have a strong complementarity, product and process innovations are the results of different innovative inputs and different strategies pursued by firms.

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Volume (Year): 98 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (March-April)
Pages: 119-146

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