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Technological innovation management: understanding difficulties in an emerging country to enhance manufacturers performance

Lucas M. Matos (School of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Izabela Simon Rampasso (PNPD/CAPES Program, Doctoral Program in Sustainable Management Systems, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Brazil) (School of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Osvaldo L.G. Quelhas (Master Program in Management Systems and Doctoral Program in Sustainable Management Systems, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Brazil)
Walter Leal Filho (Faculty of Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany)
Rosley Anholon (School of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 27 August 2021

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to discuss the difficulties faced by two large Brazilian industrial companies in technological innovation management.

Design/methodology/approach

Initially, a literature review is carried out using meta-synthesis technique to consolidate an expanded and detailed framework that complemented and dialoged with the difficulties presented by Oslo Manual. The difficulties presented in this framework were used as an instrument to conduct two case studies.

Findings

There were several findings, especially the adherence to the structured framework and the identification of short-term management and inflexibility of the regulatory environment as relevant difficulties for both companies.

Originality/value

The understanding of these difficulties can contribute to optimizing manufacturers performance in innovation processes. Although only two companies were analyzed, their magnitude and relevance in the sectors they belong to should be highlighted. The information presented here can greatly contribute to expanding the debates about the management of innovation by companies in emerging countries.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) under the grants number 307536/2018-1; and 305442/2018-0; and by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), under the process number 88887.464433/2019-00.

Citation

Matos, L.M., Rampasso, I.S., Quelhas, O.L.G., Leal Filho, W. and Anholon, R. (2021), "Technological innovation management: understanding difficulties in an emerging country to enhance manufacturers performance", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-02-2021-0074

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