Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st International Conference on Business Management

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OBSTACLES TO INNOVATION AND FIRMS INNOVATION PROFILES: ARE CHALLENGES DIFFERENT FOR POLICY MAKERS?
Fabrice GALIA

Last modified: 23-07-2015

Abstract


Technological innovation can be hampered or slowed down by several factors related to its challenging nature in terms of costs and risks. Using French and Italian Community Innovation Survey (CIS 4), this paper contributes to the understanding of the determinants of these obstacles in order to suggest how the development of innovation could be stimulated or facilitated. By grouping firms according to their attitude towards innovation

-    Innovators, Innovative active and Non-innovative active - and comparing their perception of obstacles to innovation, the analysis highlights that the nature of the most perceived hurdles is similar across innovation profiles. However, the characteristics of the firms determining the perception of obstacles vary across innovation profiles. Thus, public policies aimed at supporting innovation development should differ from the ones targeted to encourage innovation activities.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ICBM.2015.1287


Keywords


Obstacles to technological innovation, Innovation profiles, Innovators, Innovative active, Non-innovative active, Innovation policies

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