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Technology that Produces Sustainable Competitiveness : A Comparison of Innovative Technologies and Accumulated-knowledge Technologies


  • Nobeoka, Kentaro


Approaches that serve as a source of technology that produces sustainable competitiveness can be classified into two types: the acquisition of patents based on innovative technology (innovative technologies), and accumulation of knowledge over many years in specific technical fields (accumulated-knowledge technologies). This paper compares the influence these two sources of technological advantage have on corporate competitiveness. As a conclusion, accumulated-knowledge technologies are demonstrated to be more important for sustainable competitiveness than innovative technologies. This tendency is especially notable when technological change is rapid.

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  • Nobeoka, Kentaro, 2010. "Technology that Produces Sustainable Competitiveness : A Comparison of Innovative Technologies and Accumulated-knowledge Technologies," IIR Working Paper 10-04, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:iirwps:10-04

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    Sustainable competitiveness; Innovative technologies; Accumulated-knowledge technologies; Organizational capabilities;

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