The Company Size Effect in Innovative Performance

Authors

  • Clandia Maffini Gomes Santa Maria Federal University
  • Isak Kruglianskas University of São Paulo
  • Flávia Luciane Scherer Federal University of Santa Maria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242009000400002

Keywords:

company, innovative performance, management, external sources, technological information.

Abstract

The study it searched to evaluate the influence of the size of the company in the process of management of external sources of technological information. The survey was carried through in industrial companies Brazilian innovators having aimed to contribute for the inferences on the form of technology management and the innovative performance. The analysis of the relation between the management of external sources of technological information and the performance, according the size of the companies disclosed that significant differences exist, in the relative aspects to the management structure especially, chances of access to the technology, the external sources of technological information and to the indicators of innovative performance. The effected analyses stand out the contribution of the partnership and the external relationship in the choice of the modality of access to the technology and in the source of technological, independent information of the size of the companies.

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Author Biographies

Clandia Maffini Gomes, Santa Maria Federal University

Clandia Maffini Gomes obtained her PhD at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She was a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University, Italy, Coordinator of the Graduate Course of Management of the School of Business Administration, Santa Maria Federal University, and Dean of the Department of Business Administration of Federal University of Santa Maria. She is presently the Coordinator of the Post Graduate Management and Full Professor of the School of Business Administration, Federal University of Santa Maria as well as editor in chief of Brazilian Journal of Management.

Isak Kruglianskas, University of São Paulo

Isak Kruglianskas obtained his MA and PhD at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, as well as Management of Technological Innovation at Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University in the USA and at CNAM, in France. He was a visiting Professor at Bentley College, USA, and aeronautical Engineer (ITA). He is currently a Full Professor of the School of Economics and Business Administration, University of São Paulo, as well as the Dean of the Business School of FEA/USP.

Flávia Luciane Scherer, Federal University of Santa Maria

Flávia Luciane Scherer obtained her PhD at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She was Coordinator of the Graduate Course of Management of the School of Business Administration, Santa Maria Federal University. She is presently the Substitute Coordinator of the Post Graduate Management and Full Professor of the School of Business Administration, Federal University of Santa Maria.

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2009-12-03

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Gomes, C. M., Kruglianskas, I., & Scherer, F. L. (2009). The Company Size Effect in Innovative Performance. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 4(4), 14-31. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242009000400002

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