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Sustainability-related innovation and competitiveness-enhancing regulation: a qualitative and quantitative analysis in the context of open innovation

Sustainability-related innovation and competitiveness-enhancing regulation: a qualitative and... The purpose of this paper is to study empirically based on qualitative in-depth case studies as well as a quantitative survey the role of competitiveness-enhancing regulation and open innovation activities (especially the involvement of fringe stakeholder groups) for sustainability-related innovation and competitiveness. Using qualitative and quantitative content analysis as well as multivariate regression techniques, the paper finds that openness does not associate with innovation, but the involvement of fringe stakeholders does. Furthermore, as concerns competitiveness, innovation is generally significantly and positively associated, but specific associations of types and levels of innovation with different competitiveness dimensions vary. Jointly, the qualitative and quantitative analyses confirm the important role of fringe stakeholder cooperation and related capabilities for sustainability-related innovation and competitiveness, but they also point to important structural factors such as firm size that matter for innovation and competitiveness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development Inderscience Publishers

Sustainability-related innovation and competitiveness-enhancing regulation: a qualitative and quantitative analysis in the context of open innovation

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1740-8822
eISSN
1740-8830
DOI
10.1504/IJISD.2011.043330
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to study empirically based on qualitative in-depth case studies as well as a quantitative survey the role of competitiveness-enhancing regulation and open innovation activities (especially the involvement of fringe stakeholder groups) for sustainability-related innovation and competitiveness. Using qualitative and quantitative content analysis as well as multivariate regression techniques, the paper finds that openness does not associate with innovation, but the involvement of fringe stakeholders does. Furthermore, as concerns competitiveness, innovation is generally significantly and positively associated, but specific associations of types and levels of innovation with different competitiveness dimensions vary. Jointly, the qualitative and quantitative analyses confirm the important role of fringe stakeholder cooperation and related capabilities for sustainability-related innovation and competitiveness, but they also point to important structural factors such as firm size that matter for innovation and competitiveness.

Journal

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable DevelopmentInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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