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The combined impact of managerial and relational capabilities on innovation in firms

Fitjar, Rune Dahl, Gjelsvik, Martin and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés ORCID: 0000-0002-8041-0856 (2013) The combined impact of managerial and relational capabilities on innovation in firms. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 25 (5-6). pp. 500-520. ISSN 0898-5626

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Identification Number: 10.1080/08985626.2013.798353


In this paper, a survey of more than 1600 firms in the five largest city regions of Norway is described in order to examine how a firm's innovative capacity is affected by three types of factors: factors related to the manager, the structure of the firm and the broader geographical location. By combining perspectives from the fields of management and economic geography in a logistic regression analysis, we find that the two key drivers of firm-level innovation in Norway are the presence of open-minded managers and evidence of collaboration with international partners. Moreover, these two factors are mutually reinforcing, as firms with open-minded managers also tend to engage more with international partners and vice versa.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 15:34
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:03
Projects: 269868
Funders: Research Council of Norway under the Demosreg programme, European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)

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