Identifying innovation patterns: Some insights on Portuguese manufacturing companies

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Abstract

Innovation is a complex phenomenon including technical and non-technical organizational aspects. The literature refers to technical innovations as those that affect the organizational technical system, while non-technical innovations can be understood as organizational innovations, comprising changes in the structure and processes derived from the implementation of new managerial practices and working principles such as teamwork in production, supply chain management and quality management systems. There are many studies on innovation which show that increased R&D activities lead to innovative products, and are the source of competitive advantage. The importance of organizational innovation has been proved in the literature however there has been little research on the methodological and monitoring approach in this field. Based on previous studies developed in Europe and data collected from the European Manufacturing Survey (EMS), this paper aims to analyze: (1) to which extent technological and organizational innovation concepts are diffused in the Portuguese manufacturing companies; (2) how the use of technological innovation concepts are interrelated to the use of organizational innovation concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management - Focused on Intelligent System and Management Science
EditorsJ. Xu, V. A. Cruz-Machado, S. Nickel, B. Lev
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages415-427
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-55182-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-55181-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 25 Jul 201427 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Volume280
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, ICMSEM 2014
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period25/07/1427/07/14

Keywords

  • European manufacturing survey
  • Organizational innovation
  • Portuguese manufacturing companies
  • Technical innovation

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    Cabrita, M. D. R., Machado, V. H., Barroso, A. P., & Cruz-Machado, V. A. (2014). Identifying innovation patterns: Some insights on Portuguese manufacturing companies. In J. Xu, V. A. Cruz-Machado, S. Nickel, & B. Lev (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management - Focused on Intelligent System and Management Science (pp. 415-427). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 280). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55182-6_36