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Adaptive Capacity: Linking New Know-How to Innovation and Financial Performance in Late-Follower Firms

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  • Steven White

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While the economic impact of technological innovation is arguably by the most important motivation behind research into conditions supporting it, most empirical firm-level studies use either knowledge out or adoption decisions rather than economic value-based measures to evaluate innovation performance. This paper addresses the relatively unexplored relationship between knowledge output or adoption and economic returns.

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  • Steven White, 1997. "Adaptive Capacity: Linking New Know-How to Innovation and Financial Performance in Late-Follower Firms," Discussion Paper Series 79, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
  • Handle: RePEc:kob:dpaper:79
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    Keywords

    Technological change; Enterprises; Economic growth;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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