Revisiting the size-R&D productivity relation : introducing the mediating role of decision-making style on the scale and quality of innovative output
Lejárraga, José
Martínez Ros, Ester

Imprint: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa 2010
Description: 53 p.
Abstract: We develop a mediation model in which firm size is proposed to affect the scale and quality of innovative output through the adoption of different decision styles during the R&D process. The aim of this study is to understand how the internal changes that firms undergo as they evolve from small to larger organizations affect R&D productivity. In so doing, we illuminate the underlying theoretical mechanism affecting two different dimensions of R&D productivity, namely the scale and quality of innovative output which have not received much attention in previous literature. Using longitudinal data of Spanish manufacturing firms we explore the validity of this mediation model. Our results show that as firms evolve in size, they increasingly emphasize analytical decision making, and consequently, large-sized firms aim for higher-quality innovations while small firms aim for a larger scale of innovative output.
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Documents de treball
Series: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; 10/6
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Indústries ; Productivitat

Adreça alternativa: https://hdl.handle.net/2072/97457


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