innovation

Determinants of Internationalisation of Corporate Technology

In accordance with empirical data at an aggregate level it has been debated that the tendency to internationalise corporate technological activity is higher among organizations coming from smaller countries and in less research-intensive industries. Nevertheless, more disaggregated proof on the patenting of the world’s largest companies indicates a far more ...

Dynamics of High-Technology Firms in the Silicon Valley

The speed of technological innovation since World War II is significantly increasing following the commercial exploitation of the Internet. Since the mid 90’s fiber optics capacity (infrastructure for transmission of information including voice and data) has incremented more than one hundred times because of a new technology, dense wave division ...

Innovation, Ownership and Profitability

This paper considers the relationship between innovation, ownership and profitability for a panel of manufacturing plants in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Previous literature suggests that innovators are persistently more profitable than non-innovators, but little is known about how this link is moderated by external versus domestic ownership... We consider the link ...

The Myth of the Software Patent Thicket

This paper is the first part of a wide-ranging study of the role of intellectual property in the software industry. The project focuses on the software industry because of the importance of that industry to the modern economy, because of the importance of innovation to that industry, and because of ...

An innovation model of information planning

The literature of information planning depicts a rational, proactive, formalistic and logical approach to information technology strategy formulation. However, empirical studies have revealed serious problems with such an approach reporting, instead, that the success of IT strategy is often due to the role of IT champions... In this paper we provide ...

Are Patents used to Suppress Useful Technology?

This article reviews the empirical evidence alleged to demonstrate that innovation has been retarded or blocked by means of corporate strategies for the use of patents.  In other words, are there ways in which the exploitation of the exclusive development right of the patent can be shown to retard ...

Competence barriers to innovation: A study on small enterprises

Innovation is, in most cases, a necessity for firms in today’s changingmarket place. It has the potential to offer firms numerous advantages,including increased profit and growth. However, innovationis no easy process and there are many barriers and impedimentsto innovation that needs to be overcome in order to efficiently innovate.A study ...