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Patterns Of Innovation In The Service Sector: Some Insights From The Spanish Innovation Survey

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  • J. A. Camacho
  • M. Rodriguez

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Although the attention of innovation studies has traditionally been focused on manufacturing, the differential features of innovation activities carried out by services are gaining more and more relevance in innovation research. The aim of this paper is to thoroughly analyse the data from the Spanish Innovation Survey 2000, the first large-scale innovation survey that included service activities in Spain, in order to identify the main patterns of innovation in Spanish services. The results of our investigations confirm that a high degree of heterogeneity, in relation to innovation patterns, exists among service firms and among service industries as well. Nevertheless, important similarities are found between pioneer classifications, such as the theoretical taxonomy of service industries by Soete and Miozzo (1989) or the classification of service firms elaborated by Hollenstein (2003), and the taxonomy we obtained by applying multivariate analysis.

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  • J. A. Camacho & M. Rodriguez, 2008. "Patterns Of Innovation In The Service Sector: Some Insights From The Spanish Innovation Survey," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(5), pages 459-471.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecinnt:v:17:y:2008:i:5:p:459-471
    DOI: 10.1080/10438590701362874
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    1. Francesco Bogliacino & Mario Pianta, 2016. "The Pavitt Taxonomy, revisited: patterns of innovation in manufacturing and services," Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Springer;Fondazione Edison, vol. 33(2), pages 153-180, August.
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    Services; Innovation; Taxonomy;

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