Sdiri, Hanen and Ayadi, Mohamed (2011): Innovation decision of Tunisian service firms: an empirical analysis.
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Innovation is widely recognised as a key driver of economic growth and competitiveness. But, some works focus especially on analyzing the determinants and the effects of innovation while distinguishing between its various types (product innovation, process innovation, radical innovation and incremental innovation). The analysis of the determinants is certainly important, but few research efforts testing the way in which firms make the decision to innovate. Based on a sample of 108 Tunisian service firms, the purpose of the paper is to explain the way in which firms make the decision to innovate: simultaneous (one-stage model) or sequential (two-stage model). We find that the two-stage model has a statistically-significant advantage in predicting the innovation. In practice, the sequential model illustrates well the innovation making-decision procedures.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Innovation decision of Tunisian service firms: an empirical analysis|
|Keywords:||Innovation, Decision making, Service sector.|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L80 - General
|Depositing User:||Hanen SDIRI|
|Date Deposited:||13. May 2011 02:42|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 21:26|
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