Governance structure promoting innovation: an exploratory study in Brazilian habitats


  • Rafael Pereira Ocampo Moré Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Cláudio Reis Gonçalo University of Vale do Itajaí
  • Gabriela Gonçalves Silveira Fiates Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Cristiana Rennó D’Oliveira Andrade University of Vale do Itajaí



Absorptive Capacity, Innovation Habitats, Governance Structure.


This research aimed to investigate how the governance structure of innovation habitats may contribute to the development of innovation in resident companies. An exploratory study was conducted in INOVAPARQ and CELTA incubator, in Brazil. The empirical contexts were investigated by applying qualitative method with NVivo software. Critical success factors of governance were found: managerial relationships with different stakeholders; national and international training networks; and boosted resident companies monitoring by specific assessment tools. It was concluded that these factors are crucial to the innovation process of resident companies mostly by creating new products and services; sharing of inter-company knowledge; and motivating employees to work in a creative environment.


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Author Biographies

Rafael Pereira Ocampo Moré, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Programa de Pós Graduação em Adminstração Universitária.

Cláudio Reis Gonçalo, University of Vale do Itajaí

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração

Gabriela Gonçalves Silveira Fiates, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Programa de Pós Graduação em Adminstração

Cristiana Rennó D’Oliveira Andrade, University of Vale do Itajaí

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração


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Moré, R. P. O., Gonçalo, C. R., Fiates, G. G. S., & Andrade, C. R. D. (2018). Governance structure promoting innovation: an exploratory study in Brazilian habitats. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 13(4), 61–73.



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