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Drivers to firm innovation and their effects on performance: An international comparison

Fernandes, Cristina and Ferreira, João and Raposo, Mario (2013): Drivers to firm innovation and their effects on performance: An international comparison. Published in: International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal No. online first

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Abstract

This research aims to analyse the drivers to company innovation and their effects on the financial performance. This study is based upon a sample of companies, located in two neighbouring countries (Portugal and Spain). Linear regression was the methodology deployed to analyse the importance of innovation types (differences between Portugal and Spain). To analyse the extent to which the innovation capacity variables influence financial performance (turnover), we made recourse to Probit Regression models. Our results show significant differences in terms of both the drivers and inhibitors to innovation in these two countries. The introduction of products into new markets only proved significant at Spanish companies whilst innovations in both products and processes are significant in both sets of Iberian companies.

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