The Dark Matter of Innovation: Design and Innovative Performance in Dutch Manufacturing1
Source: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Volume 18, Number 5, December 2006 , pp. 515-534(20)
This paper focuses on the impact of expenditures on design on the innovative performance of Dutch manufacturing firms. The competitive advantage of a firm often depends on its ability to innovate. Past research has shown that investments in research and development (R&D) can play a key role in stimulating innovation, yet relatively few studies have examined the impact of expenditures on design on innovative performance. Using a database containing 2010 firms from the Netherlands, this paper explores the association between expenditures on design and product innovation, highlighting the importance of the new range of â–˜downstreamâ–™ innovation activities for understanding innovation performance.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands 2: Advanced Institute of Management Research, and Innovation Studies Centre, Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London, UK
Publication date: December 2006