Knowledge sources, innovative activity and the performance of UK new technology based firms

P. Ganotakis*, J. Love

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Abstract

We present an innovation value chain analysis for a representative sample of new technology based firms (NTBFs) in the UK. This involves determining which factors lead to the usage of different knowledge sources and the relationships that exist between those sources of knowledge; the effect that each knowledge source has on innovative activity; and how innovation outputs affect the performance of NTBFs. We find that internal (i.e. R&D) and external knowledge sources are complementary for NTBFs, and that supply chain linkages have both a direct and indirect effect on innovation. NTBFs' skill resources matter throughout the innovation value chain, being positively associated with external knowledge linkages and innovation success, and also having a direct effect on growth independent of the effect on innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM2010: the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
PublisherIEEE
Pages119-126
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8503-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management - Macao, China
Duration: 7 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference Publications
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2157-362X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Abbreviated titleIEEM2010
CountryChina
CityMacao
Period7/12/1010/12/10

Keywords

  • innovation value chain
  • knowledge sourcing
  • R&D

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