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Firm persistence in technological innovation: the relevance of organizational innovation

Abstract : Organizational innovation favors technological innovation, but does it also influence persistence in technological innovation? This paper empirically investigates the pattern of technological innovation persistence and tests the potential impact of organizational innovation using firm-level data from three waves of French Community Innovation Surveys. The evidence indicates a positive effect of organizational innovation on persistence in technological innovation, according to the various measures of organizational innovation. Moreover, this impact is more significant for complex innovators, i.e. those who innovate in both products and processes. The results highlight the complexity of managing organizational practices with regard to the technological innovation of firms. They also add to understanding of the drivers of innovation persistence through the focus on an often forgotten dimension of innovation in a broader sense.
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Naciba Haned, Caroline Mothe, Thuc Uyen Nguyen-Thi. Firm persistence in technological innovation: the relevance of organizational innovation. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014, 23 (5-6), pp.490-516. ⟨10.1080/10438599.2014.895509⟩. ⟨halshs-01496526⟩

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