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dc.contributor.author Belso Martínez, José Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Molina Morales, Francesc Xavier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Mas Verdú, Francisco es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-23T15:00:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-23T15:00:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 0025-1747
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/62030
dc.description This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/MD-04-2012-0314. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. es_ES
dc.description.abstract [EN] Purpose – Despite the sizable amount of previous research on this topic, little is known about the reasons why firms decide to start collaboration projects with innovation advanced service providers, such as universities and technological institutes. This paper aims to investigate which factors at an individual firm level are involved in these collaborative strategies on supporting product and management improvements offered by local institutions to innovative firms. Design/methodology/approach – The research is contextualized in the Valencian region and applies the resource based view and the regional innovation system approach as theoretical frameworks. Methodologically, the paper adopts a cross‐sectional analysis and employs ordered regression models on a sample of innovative firms during 2009. Findings – Firstly, this paper endorses previous research suggesting the crucial role of cooperation and external knowledge on SME innovation. Secondly, it evidences how internal resources and capabilities determine a firm's use of public supported innovation. Thirdly, previous experience appears to be extremely relevant in explaining successful engagement in both technological and managerial innovation programs. Research limitations/implications – Because the case study approach and qualitative methodologies are used, the authors advise readers not to generalize their findings. The research on the subject matter is offered as a means to substantiate or refute the latest research premises, and provide empirical evidence on the selected region. Originality/value – Although this paper corroborates recent contributions, it does provide some novel findings. High‐level managerial capabilities seem to discourage the use of public programs supporting innovation practices (either in technological or managerial aspects), while engagement in university programs relies heavily on the firm's technological capabilities or exposure to global competition, and less on other characteristics. Policy makers should pay particular attention to both pieces of evidence when designing programs. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This paper has benefited from the excellent comments of two anonymous referees. Financial support provided by Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness is gratefully acknowledged (Project ECO2010-20557).
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Emerald es_ES
dc.relation MINECO/ECO2010-20557 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Management Decision es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Regional innovation systems es_ES
dc.subject University es_ES
dc.subject Technological centres es_ES
dc.subject Innovation programmes es_ES
dc.subject Capability es_ES
dc.subject Perceived usefulness es_ES
dc.subject Spain es_ES
dc.subject Innovation es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title Perceived usefulness of innovation programs for high-tech and low-tech firms es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/MD-04-2012-0314
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Gestión de la Innovación y del Conocimiento - Institut de Gestió de la Innovació i del Coneixement es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Economía y Ciencias Sociales - Departament d'Economia i Ciències Socials es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Belso Martínez, JA.; Molina Morales, FX.; Mas Verdú, F. (2013). Perceived usefulness of innovation programs for high-tech and low-tech firms. Management Decision. 51(6):1190-1206. doi:10.1108/MD-04-2012-0314 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-04-2012-0314 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1190 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1206 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 51 es_ES
dc.description.issue 6 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 252573 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
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