Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development   »   2013 Vol.6, No.4

 

 

Title: The impact of technology innovation and R&D on firms' performance: an empirical analysis of Nigeria's service sector

 

Authors: Adedamola David Adeyeye; Oluseye O. Jegede; Yusuf Opeyemi Akinwale

 

Addresses:
National Centre for Technology Management, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, PMB 012, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
National Centre for Technology Management, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, PMB 012, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
National Centre for Technology Management, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, PMB 012, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

 

Abstract: This paper uses econometric model to analyse the impact of technological innovation and R&D on firm performance in the Nigerian service sector. The sector is attracting interest in policy circle because it has become the fastest growing sector globally. The analysis is based on data obtained from the Nigeria's innovation survey, 2008 undertaken among 500 enterprises in the service sector with about 41% response rate. The instrument was guided by the third edition of the Oslo Manual standardised through validation workshops under the NEPAD ASTII initiative. The result shows that technological acquisition, training and in-house R&D positively influence technological innovation while government support and embodied knowledge are insignificant. Also, technology innovation and R&D have positive impact on firms performance. This paper offers an opportunity to understanding the impact of technology innovation and R&D on performance of service firms in developing country context.

 

Keywords: technology innovation; in-house R&D; firm performance; econometric analysis; service sector; Nigeria; research and development; services; econometric modelling; technological acquisition; training; government support; embodied knowledge.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2013.060873

 

Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2013 Vol.6, No.4, pp.374 - 395

 

Submission date: 15 Sep 2013
Date of acceptance: 19 Feb 2014
Available online: 02 May 2014

 

 

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