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Innovation management of internationalised IT companies in Brazil and Portugal

Innovation management of internationalised IT companies in Brazil and Portugal Internationalised companies in innovative industry need to create means to innovate no matter the country they are from, because globe is the competitive arena for all. Thus, internationalised IT companies from both developing and developed economies must carry out similar innovation management. However, studies comparing countries in different stages of development are scarce. Through an exploratory approach, this study compares the process of innovation management of four international IT companies from an emergent economy (Brazil) and a small-developed economy (Portugal). The results suggest some differences: Brazilian firms present a more undeveloped way to manage both intellectual property and their internal structures of R&D, while Portuguese companies implies higher investment in R&D and a faster and earlier process of internationalisation. Thus, this study contributes to a reflection on the traditional innovation model through the perspective of country of origin and of the impact of companies' internationalisation on their innovation process. Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Keywords: innovation; internationalisation; IT industry; case study; Brazil; Portugal; R&D structure; international companies; innovative firms; R&D management; intellectual property; international partnership. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Galina, S., Carvalho, L. and Costa, T. (2016) ` in Brazil and Portugal', http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development Inderscience Publishers

Innovation management of internationalised IT companies in Brazil and Portugal

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
2040-4468
eISSN
2040-4476
DOI
10.1504/IJKBD.2016.080877
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Abstract

Internationalised companies in innovative industry need to create means to innovate no matter the country they are from, because globe is the competitive arena for all. Thus, internationalised IT companies from both developing and developed economies must carry out similar innovation management. However, studies comparing countries in different stages of development are scarce. Through an exploratory approach, this study compares the process of innovation management of four international IT companies from an emergent economy (Brazil) and a small-developed economy (Portugal). The results suggest some differences: Brazilian firms present a more undeveloped way to manage both intellectual property and their internal structures of R&D, while Portuguese companies implies higher investment in R&D and a faster and earlier process of internationalisation. Thus, this study contributes to a reflection on the traditional innovation model through the perspective of country of origin and of the impact of companies' internationalisation on their innovation process. Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Keywords: innovation; internationalisation; IT industry; case study; Brazil; Portugal; R&D structure; international companies; innovative firms; R&D management; intellectual property; international partnership. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Galina, S., Carvalho, L. and Costa, T. (2016) ` in Brazil and Portugal',

Journal

International Journal of Knowledge-Based DevelopmentInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2016

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