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Title: An empirical analysis of the impact of AMT and e-commerce on innovation and performance in Spanish firms

Authors: Daniel Arias-Aranda; Francisco Gustavo Bautista-Carrillo; José Fernández-Menéndez; Beatriz Minguela-Rata

Addresses: Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain ' Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain ' Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain ' Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: This research analyses the relationship between Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) and E-commerce with innovation and impact on performance in a sample of Spanish firms. Two models of analysis have been built. One focuses on the influence of technology usage on innovation and the other focuses on the effect of innovation on firm performance. Results outlined that AMT and e-commerce influence significantly the different innovation dimensions, such as the number and intensity of product and process innovations as well as organisational methods. This study shows how the use of AMT and ecommerce leads to higher levels of product, process, organisational and commercial innovation. In addition, innovation influences significantly and positively firm performance.

Keywords: advanced manufacturing technologies; innovation management; e-commerce; performance; product and process innovation; organisational methods.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2020.110259

International Journal of Product Development, 2020 Vol.24 No.2/3, pp.235 - 256

Accepted: 17 Apr 2020
Published online: 26 Sep 2020 *

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