The intra-firm diffusion of complementary innovations : evidence from the adoption of management practices by British establishments
Battisti, Giuliana and Iona, Alfonsina. (2009) The intra-firm diffusion of complementary innovations : evidence from the adoption of management practices by British establishments. Research Policy, 38 (8). pp. 1326-1339. ISSN 0048-7333Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2009.06.002
This paper presents a simple profitability-based decision model to show how synergistic gains generated by the joint adoption of complementary innovations may influence the firm's adoption decision. For this purpose a weighted index of intra-firm diffusion is built to investigate empirically the drivers of the intensity of joint use of a set of complementary innovations. The findings indicate that establishment size, ownership structure and product market concentration are important determinants of the intensity of use. Interestingly, the factors that affect the extent of use of technological innovations do also affect that of clusters of management practices. However, they can explain only part of the heterogeneity of the benefits from joint use.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research Policy|
|Official Date:||October 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 1326-1339|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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