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Firm technological innovation persistence: Organizational innovation matters

  • HANED Naciba
  • LE BAS Christian
  • MOTHE Caroline
  • NGUYEN Thi Thuc Uyen

Organizational innovation favors technological innovation, but does it also influence technological innovation persistence? This article investigates empirically the pattern of technological innovation persistence and tests the potential impact of organizational innovation using firm-level data from three waves of the French Community Innovation Surveys. Evidence shows a positive effect of organizational innovation on technological innovation persistence, according to various measures of organizational innovation. Moreover, this impact is more significant for complex innovators (i.e., those who innovate in both products and processes). These results highlight the complexity of managing organizational practices with regard to the firm?s technological innovation. They also add to comprehension of the drivers of innovation persistence, through a focus on an often forgotten dimension of innovation in a broader sense.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:irs:cepswp:2012-27
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