An empirical study into the determinants of innovativeness in manufacturing firms
Ulusoy, Gündüz and Günday, Gürhan and Kılıç, Kemal and Alpkan, Lütfihak (2009) An empirical study into the determinants of innovativeness in manufacturing firms. In: 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Economics, Ankara, Turkey
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The main objective of this paper is to report on the findings of an empirical study on the determinants of innovativeness in manufacturing firms. The empirical study covers 184 manufacturing firms located in the Northern Marmara region of Turkey. The types of innovation are taken as product, process, marketing and organizational innovations as suggested in the Oslo Manual 2005 published by OECD. A model is proposed to explore the probable effects and the amount of contribution of the determinants of innovativeness to innovativeness level. Among all possible determinants of innovativeness considered, intellectual capital has the highest impact on innovativeness followed by firm culture.
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