Exploring Enabling Factors for Innovation Outcomes. A Firm-Level Analysis

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Jean Pierre Seclen-Luna https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1683-0570
Fátima Ponce Regalado https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2437-4029
Miguel Cordova https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1010-8803

Keywords

Enabler factors, innovation outcomes, public funds, Peru

Abstract

Major innovation research has been primarily focused on developed countries, creating a gap in the literature related to innovation processes in emerging markets, such as Latin America. Even as some studies are aimed toward this region, their approach is usually only from the standpoint of an R&D funding perspective. This paper aims to discuss the relationship between resources for innovation and sources of innovation with innovation outcomes, using a sample of Peruvian companies, which received public funds oriented to the developing of innovative activities. Results found evidence that the presence of resources for innovation and sources of innovation have a positive influence on innovation outcomes. Moreover, resources for innovation are related to non-technological innovation, with internal R&D being the most carried out by companies even when it is not related to product nor process innovation. While sources of innovation are related to product innovation, firms demonstrated an incipient use of inter-firm collaboration strategies as its sources it.   

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