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Innovation determinants over industry life cycle
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2015 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 91, 18-32 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper analyzes how the influence of firm-level innovation determinants varies over the industry life cycle. Two sets of determinants are distinguished: (1) determinants of a firm's innovation propensity, i.e. the likelihood of being innovative and (2) determinants of its innovation intensity, i.e. innovation sales. By combining the literature emphasizing firms' internal resources (micro-level) with the research strand on the role of the industry context (meso-level), the paper develops hypotheses about the relative importance of firm-level innovation determinants over the industry life cycle. Estimation of a firm-level model of innovation in Sweden, while acknowledging the stage of the life cycle of the industry a firm belongs to, shows that the importance of the determinants of innovation propensity and intensity is not equal over the stages of an industry's life cycle.

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Elsevier , 2015. Vol. 91, 18-32 p.
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Community Innovation Survey (CIS4), Determinants of innovation, Industry life cycle (ILC), Innovation intensity, Innovation propensity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6323DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2013.12.027ISI: 000348958900002Local ID: diva2:833820
Available from: 2015-05-26 Created: 2014-04-08 Last updated: 2015-09-21Bibliographically approved

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