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