Title: How the perception of obstacles to innovation affects innovation results: evidence in a developing country

Authors: Ana C. Ocampo-Wilches; Julia C. Naranjo-Valencia; Gregorio Calderon-Hernandez

Addresses: Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Facultad de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales, Cra 27, N 64-60, Manizales, 17001, Colombia; Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, University of Manizales, Colombia ' Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Facultad de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales, Cra 27, N 64-60, Manizales, 17001, Colombia ' Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Administrativas y Contables, Universidad de Manizales, Carrera 9 # 19-03 Manizales, 17001, Colombia

Abstract: Innovation has become a key factor for competitiveness and survival of companies. This has increased interest in investigating those conditions which favour or hinder said survival. According to literature, perception of obstacles in a company influences the level of innovation. This paper focuses on the association between perception of barriers to innovation and innovation results. Data used corresponds to EDIT VII, carried out by the DANE (2014). Relationship analysis was performed through logistic regression and the results reveal that companies which assign greater importance to obstacles are the most innovative. Furthermore, they also show that the facility of imitation by third parties, scarce information about markets, and uncertainty of demand are the factors which are the most closely related to innovation development.

Keywords: innovation; obstacles for innovation; EDIT; performance of innovation; Colombia; Latin America; emerging economy; CIS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.107839

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2020 Vol.22 No.2, pp.281 - 307

Received: 27 Oct 2017
Accepted: 17 Nov 2018

Published online: 19 Jun 2020 *

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