Crafting Firm Competencies to Improve Innovative Performance

Lokshin, Boris, van Gils, Anita and Bauer, Eva (2008). Crafting Firm Competencies to Improve Innovative Performance. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Lokshin, Boris
    van Gils, Anita
    Bauer, Eva
    Title Crafting Firm Competencies to Improve Innovative Performance
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages n/a
    Abstract Recent interdisciplinary research suggests that customer and technological competencies have a direct, unconditional effect on firms' innovative performance. This study extends this stream of literature by considering the effect of organizational competencies. Results from a survey-research executed in the fast moving consumer goods industry suggest that firms that craft organizational competencies - such as improving team cohesiveness and providing slack time to foster creativity - do not directly improve their innovative performance. However, those firms that successfully combine customer, technological and organizational competencies will create more innovations that are new to the market.
    Keyword Firm competencies
    Radical and incremental product innovation
    Team cohesiveness
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2008
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18719872
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