Title: Competence, innovative activities and economic performance in Italian high-technology firms

Authors: Franco Malerba, Luigi Marengo

Addresses: Istituto di Economia Politica, Universita L. Bocconi, Via U. Gobbi 5, 20136 Milan, Italy ' Dipartimento di Economia, Universita di Trento, Via Inama 1, 38100 Trento, Italy; IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria

Abstract: This paper presents an empirical, questionnaire-based enquiry into the main types of competencies which characterize Italian high-technology firms, their main sources, and the relationship between such different types of competencies and the innovative and economic performance of firms.

Keywords: firm competencies; competitiveness; Italy; high technology; high-tech firms; technological innovation; technology management; firm performance; economic performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1995.025637

International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.4/5/6, pp.461 - 477

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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