Technological resources, external research partners and export performance: A study of Italian high-tech SMEs

Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence

ISBN: 978-0-85724-087-3, eISBN: 978-0-85724-088-0

ISSN: 1745-8862

Publication date: 12 November 2010

Abstract

Originality/value – This study provides the heterogenic perspective of the high-tech sectors when attempting to explain the influence of technological resources and external research partners on the export performance of SMEs. Second, the study expands the traditional measures used in the literature for firms’ technological resources and it comprehensively analyses innovative inputs and innovative outputs while exploring whether innovative efforts have had a measurable effect on the export performance of high-tech SMEs.

Citation

D’Angelo, A. (2010), "Technological resources, external research partners and export performance: A study of Italian high-tech SMEs", Pla-Barber, J. and Alegre, J. (Ed.) Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 299-326. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-8862(2010)0000005017

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