How do ICT firms in Turkey manage innovation? Diversity in expertise versus diversity in markets

Akçomak, Semih, Akdeve, Erdal and Findik, Derya (2013). How do ICT firms in Turkey manage innovation? Diversity in expertise versus diversity in markets. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Akçomak, Semih
    Akdeve, Erdal
    Findik, Derya
    Title How do ICT firms in Turkey manage innovation? Diversity in expertise versus diversity in markets
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Maastricht
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 30
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper provides a novel taxonomy of firms based on specialization versus diversification in production and markets. Firms may choose to specialize on few production activities or alternatively may build expertise in many activities. There is an accompanying decision when firms sell their products: whether to serve few or many markets. We argue that the location on the specialization-diversification spectrum significantly affects how firms manage innovation. For a sample of 90 innovator ICT firms in Ankara we find that cooperation structure, sources of innovation and funding of R&D display statistically significant different patterns according to the specialization-diversification taxonomy.
    Keyword Management of innovation
    Core competency
    Expertise building
    R&D
    ICT
    JEL O32
    L22
    L86
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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