Which Factors Favour Becoming a Technology-Based & Highly Innovative Firm? The Role of Knowledge, Technological and Managerial Capabilities, and Entrepreneurs’ Education Background
15 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2018
Date Written: September 6, 2018
Which resources and capabilities ease the change to become a Technology-Based and Highly Innovative Firm – TB&InnF –, focused in the creation of value to market? We analyse this question using a novel data panel assembled for 326 Spanish industrial firms, along the period 1984-2012. Our findings show the probability of becoming a TB&InnF growths when firms are able to accumulate a high endowment of knowledge and technological capabilities, and a managerial team with: experience, strong power position and previous technical and managerial education. Results also indicate the CEO´s educational profile in management is preferable to a pure technical profile, because this complements firm´s knowledge and technological capabilities and enables the transformation of a scientific or technological project into a successful entrepreneurial innovation, which creates new value to market.
Keywords: technology-based & highly innovative firm; knowledge-based capabilities, technological capabilities, managerial capabilities, entrepreneurial education
JEL Classification: M10
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