A Study on the Factors That Influence Innovation Activities of Spanish Big Firms

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The main goal of this research is to study the role of several factors and firms’ resources that could have had an impact on the development of innovative activities of Spanish big firms, exploring how these factors can help to achieve success through innovation and improving business performance. We propose a new model to analyze the relationships between a set of organizational, technological, financial and information-based resources, as well as other aspects such as company’s cooperation. We employ a Structural Equation Model and the PLS technique in order to validate the theoretical model proposed in this research. The data come from the Spanish National Statistics Institute’s Survey on Firms Technological Innovation. The sample is composed by 2224 observations referred to firms with 200 or more workers. The main results show that human and financial resources and cooperation affect positively R&D activities. At the same time R&D, information management and technological resources have a positive effect on innovation. Finally, R&D activities, innovation results (product and process innovation) and information management influence business results.

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A. Vieites and J. Calvo, "A Study on the Factors That Influence Innovation Activities of Spanish Big Firms," Technology and Investment, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2011, pp. 8-19. doi: 10.4236/ti.2011.21002.

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