Innovation persistence : survey and case-study evidence
Roper, Stephen and Hewitt-Dundas, Nola. (2008) Innovation persistence : survey and case-study evidence. Research Policy, Vol.37 (No.1). pp. 149-162. ISSN 0048-7333Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2007.10.005
Evidence on the persistence of innovation sheds light on the nature of the innovation process and can guide appropriate policy development. This paper examines innovation persistence in Ireland and Northern Ireland using complementary quantitative and case-study approaches. Panel data derived from innovation surveys is used, and suggests very different results to previous analyses of innovation persistence primarily based on patents data. Product and process innovation are found to exhibit strong general persistence but we find no evidence that persistence is stronger among highly active innovators. Our quantitative evidence is most strongly consistent with a process of cumulative accumulation at plant level. Our case-studies highlight a number of factors which can either interrupt or stimulate this process including market volatility, plants' organisational context and regulatory changes. Notably, however, the balance of influences on product and process innovation persistence differs, with product innovation persistence linked more strongly to strategic factors and process changes more often driven by market pressures. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Organizational change -- Ireland, Organizational change -- Northern Ireland, Creative ability in business -- Case studies, Organizational effectiveness -- Ireland, Organizational effectiveness -- Northern Ireland, Quantitative research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research Policy|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 149-162|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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