Industry- and Firm-specific Factors of Innovation Novelty

  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•09•19    12:30 - 13:30

    Joint UNU-MERIT/Maastricht School of Governance Seminar: “Industry- and Firm-specific Factors of Innovation Novelty”

    In this seminar, Prof. Ana Paula Faria (University of Minho) will discuss a paper which investigates the underlying factors that might shape a firm’s choices with respect to degrees of innovation novelty.

    Using a sample of 2,983 firms observed under the Portuguese Community Innovation Survey, the syudy assessed the relative relevance of a set of firm- and industry-specific factors in explaining firms’ choices about incremental or radical innovation. The results indicate that both the firm’s idiosyncratic historical factors giving rise to heterogeneous R&D capabilities and the industry context have power to shape the firm’s innovation choices, even though firm-specific factors appear to be more powerful. 

    For more information, see the Calendar of upcoming events page on the UNU-MERIT website.

    About the speaker

    Ana Paula Faria is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal). She holds a PhD in Economics from The University of Nottingham (UK), She has published articles on the economics of technical change and productivity in a variety of journals.