¿Cómo Innovan las Empresas Españolas? Una Evidencia Empírica


  • Jaider Manuel Vega Jurado INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management
  • Antonio Gutiérrez Gracia INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management
  • Ignacio Fernández de Lucio INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management




Adquisición de conocimiento, I D interna, desempeño innovador.


This paper investigates the determinants of firms’ innovative performance, by exploring the effects of different innovation strategies related to generation and acquisition of technological knowledge. The analysis is based on a sample of 1329 Spanish manufacturing firms. The results suggest that R&D contracting has not significant effect on firms’ innovative performance and that cooperation with external agents has a limited effect. In contrast, the development of in-house R&D activities seems to be the most important strategy to introduce new products onto the market. These results warns against the risk of overrating external knowledge sourcing, and highlight the need for policy makers to establish innovation policies mainly focus on strengthening the technological capabilities of firms.


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Author Biographies

Jaider Manuel Vega Jurado, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management

Investigador. Grupo de Transferencia de Tecnología y Conocimiento.

Antonio Gutiérrez Gracia, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management

Científico Titular CSIC. Jefe del Departamento de Transferencia de Tecnología y Conocimeinto

Ignacio Fernández de Lucio, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management

Investigador Científico CSIC. Director INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)


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How to Cite

Vega Jurado, J. M., Gutiérrez Gracia, A., & Fernández de Lucio, I. (2008). ¿Cómo Innovan las Empresas Españolas? Una Evidencia Empírica. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 3(3), 100–111. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242008000100010



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