CUED Publications database

A framework for analysing business performance, firm innovation and related contextual factors: Perceptions of managers and policy makers in two European regions

Neely, A and Filippini, R and Forza, C and Vinelli, A and Hii, J (2001) A framework for analysing business performance, firm innovation and related contextual factors: Perceptions of managers and policy makers in two European regions. Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 12. pp. 114-124. ISSN 0957-6061

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to propose a novel reference framework that can be used to study how different kinds of innovation can result in better business performance and how external factors can influence both the firm's capacity to innovate and innovation itself. The value of the framework is demonstrated as it is applied in an exploratory study of the perceptions of public policy makers and managers from two European regions - the Veneto Region in Italy and the East of England in the UK. Amongst other things, the data gathered suggest that managers are generally less convinced than public policy makers, that the innovativeness of a firm is affected by factors over which policy makers have some control. This finding poses the question "what, if any, role can public policy makers play in enhancing a company's competitiveness by enabling it to become more innovative?".

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Innovation Italy Performance United Kingdom
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:33
DOI: