Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth: Challenges and Opportunities 3030519945, 9783030519940

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Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth: Challenges and Opportunities
 3030519945, 9783030519940

Table of contents :
Praise for Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth
Contents
List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction: Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth—State-of-the-Art
1.1 Introduction
1.2 An Integrative Mapping of the Literature
1.3 Overview of the Book Chapters
1.4 Conclusion
References
Part I Bridging Technological Innovation Domains
2 Technological Innovation and Exports: Effects on Firm Growth
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Literature Review: Innovation, Exports and Sales Growth
2.3 Methodology
2.3.1 The Data and Sample
2.3.2 Definition and Measurements of the Variables
2.3.3 Strategy of Estimation and Model Specification
2.4 Empirical Results
2.4.1 Univariate Analysis
2.4.2 Multivariate Analysis
2.5 Conclusions
References
3 How Do Innovation, Technology, and Competitiveness Contribute to Business Growth
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Innovation the Pathway to Change
3.3 The World of Globalisation
3.4 The Enabling World of Technology
3.5 The Meaning of Competitiveness
3.6 The Case for Business Growth
3.6.1 Business-Enabled Transactions
3.7 Conclusion
References
4 International Growth and Social Media Competitiveness of Small Software Firms
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Literature Review
4.2.1 Drivers of International Growth
4.2.2 Social Media Competitiveness and International Growth
4.3 Research Methodology
4.3.1 Case Selection
4.3.2 Data Collection
4.3.3 Data Analysis
4.4 Description of Case Firms
4.4.1 Firm A
4.4.2 Firm B
4.5 Findings
4.5.1 Learning, Marketing, and Communication
4.5.1.1 Learning
4.5.1.2 Marketing and Communication
4.5.2 Recruiting and Networking
4.5.2.1 Recruiting
4.5.2.2 Networking
4.5.3 Support, Research, and Development
4.5.3.1 Support
4.5.3.2 Research and Development
4.5.4 Social Media’s Role in International Growth of Case Firms
4.6 Conclusions
4.7 Implications, Limitations, and Future Research Directions
References
Part II Dynamics of International Business Competitiveness
5 The Impact of Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Competitiveness
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Literature Review
5.3 Methodology
5.3.1 Data and Measures
5.3.2 Dependent Variable
5.3.3 Predictor Variables
5.3.3.1 Innovation
5.3.3.2 Entrepreneurship
5.3.4 Data Analysis
5.4 Results
5.4.1 Descriptive Statistics
5.4.2 Modelling
5.5 Final Considerations
References
6 Internal Barriers for the Brazilian Economy to Achieve External Competitiveness
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Historiography of Brazilian Technological Gap
6.3 Performance Statistics
6.3.1 Brazil Competitiveness According to Global Competitiveness Report (GCR)
6.3.2 Competitiveness According to the GCI 4.0 Pillars
6.4 Conclusions
References
7 Social Sustainability on Competitiveness in the Tourism Industry: Toward New Approach?
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Challenges Arising from the Growth of Tourist Activity
7.3 Social Sustainability as a Necessary Condition for Tourism Growth
7.4 Approaches to the Extended Concept of Tourism Competitiveness
7.5 Conclusions
References
Part III Refining the Technological Innovation and Business Growth Link
8 Reframing Technological Innovation Capabilities: Empirical Evidence and a Framework for Study
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Defining Technological Innovation Capabilities
8.2.1 Definition
8.2.2 Driving Forces and Barriers
8.2.2.1 Individual Level
8.2.2.2 Firm Level
8.3 The Conceptual Framework and Its Propositions
8.4 Case Study
8.5 Results—Application of the Framework
8.5.1 Individual-Level Capabilities
8.5.2 Firm-Level Capabilities
8.5.3 Competitiveness
8.6 Conclusions
8.6.1 Theoretical Implications
8.6.2 Managerial Implications
8.6.3 Limitations and Further Research Directions
References
9 Service Business Growth: “A Spinner Innovation Model Approach”
9.1 Introduction
9.2 KIBS in the Service Sector and the Spinner Innovation Model Approach
9.3 Methodology
9.3.1 Data Collection
9.3.2 Analysis
9.4 Results
9.4.1 Knowledge Creation in Canada: Cluster 1—N (106)
9.4.2 Knowledge Creation in Brazil: Cluster 2—N (52)
9.4.3 Knowledge Transfer in Canada: Cluster 3—N (310)
9.4.4 Knowledge Transfer in Brazil: Cluster 4—N (80)
9.4.5 Innovation in Canada: Cluster 5—N (7852)
9.4.6 Innovation in Brazil: Cluster 6—N (1473)
9.5 Conclusion and Discussion
9.6 Implications
9.7 Limitations and Future Research
References
10 Evaluating R&D Efficiency of Selected European Countries: A Dynamic Analysis for Period 2007–2017
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Related Literature Overview
10.3 Methodology
10.4 Empirical Results
10.4.1 Data Description
10.4.2 Main Results
10.4.3 Robustness Checking
10.5 Conclusion
Appendix
References
Part IV Empirical Case Studies
11 Middle-Technology Trap: The Case of Automotive Industry in Turkey
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Middle-Technology Trap on the Borders of IS and GVC
11.2.1 Learning in IS
11.2.2 Learning in GVC
11.2.3 Middle-Technology Trap
11.3 Methodology
11.3.1 TTGV Data
11.3.2 Firm and Expert Interviews
11.4 Turkish Automotive Industry at a Glance
11.5 Results
11.5.1 Automotive Manufacturing as a Delegated Role
11.5.2 Lack of Complementarities
11.5.3 Foreign Dependence on Strategic Decisions
11.6 Synthesis of Results
11.7 Conclusion
11.7.1 Implications for Theory
11.7.2 Implications for Policy
11.7.3 Limitations and Future Research
Appendix
References
12 Kaiser Permanente Internet of Things (IoT) Roadmap
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Technology Roadmapping
12.3 Methodology
12.4 Technology Roadmap Development
12.4.1 Market Driver
12.4.2 Technologies and Product Feature
12.4.3 Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
12.4.4 Resources
12.5 Conclusion
References
13 BNDES’ Impact on the Steel Industry’s Efficiency: A Two-Stage Malmquist Model Usage
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Context
13.2.1 Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES)
13.2.2 The Steel Sector
13.2.3 Innovations in the Steel Sector
13.3 Literature Review
13.3.1 Development Banks
13.3.2 The Steel Sector
13.3.3 Efficiency Analysis
13.4 Methodology
13.4.1 Malmquist Index
13.4.2 Nonlinear Stochastic Robust Regression Approach
13.5 Data Analysis and Discussion of the Results
13.5.1 Data
13.5.2 Results
13.6 Conclusions
References
14 Fostering Business Growth and Innovation Through Internationalization: The Interesting Illustration of the Indian IT Industry
14.1 Introduction
14.2 The Evolution of IT and Its Global Industry
14.3 The IT Industry of India
14.4 Overview of the Indian IT Service Sector
14.5 Global Dominance of the Indian IT Industry
14.6 Theoretical Frameworks Explaining the Success of the IT/ITeS Sector
14.7 The Business Model of Indian IT Firms
14.8 Various Categories of the Global Delivery Model
14.8.1 On-Site Delivery Model
14.8.2 Offsite/Nearshore Delivery Model
14.8.3 Offshore Delivery Model
14.8.4 Hybrid Delivery Model
14.9 Benefits of the Global Delivery Model
14.10 Domains and Verticals in the Indian IT Industry
14.11 Internationalization and the Global Competitive Advantage of Indian IT Firms
14.11.1 Cost Arbitrage
14.11.2 Favorable Resource Endowments
14.11.3 Lower Infrastructural Costs Boosting Entrepreneurship
14.11.4 Presence of the Indian Diaspora
14.11.5 MNCs Imparting Positive Externalities
14.12 Indian IT Firms, Internationalization, and Their Human Assets
14.13 Conclusion
References
15 Decoding Management Practices of Women Entrepreneurs with or Without Technological Skills in Emerging Economies: Evidence from India
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Theory Building
15.2.1 Women Entrepreneurs as Small Business Owner-Manager and ICT Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
15.2.2 Managerial Functions and ICT
15.2.2.1 Planning and Decision-Making Vis-à-Vis Technological Skills
15.2.2.2 Communication Vis-à-Vis Technological Skills
15.2.2.3 Motivating Employees Vis-à-Vis Technological Skills
15.2.2.4 Controlling Vis-à-Vis Technological Skills
15.3 Empirical Section
15.3.1 Selection Criteria for Inclusion in the Study and Research Instrument
15.3.2 Important Terms
15.4 Data Corroboration and Statistical Treatment
15.4.1 General Profile of Women Entrepreneurs of Gujarat
15.4.2 Business Profile of Women Entrepreneurs of Gujarat
15.4.3 Managerial Functions Vis-à-Vis Technological Skills
15.5 Finding & Discussion
15.6 Implication and Suggestions
15.7 Conclusion
References
16 Conclusion and Future Research Agenda
16.1 Research Theme 1: Bridging Technological Innovation Domains
16.2 Research Theme 2: Dynamics of International Business Competitiveness
16.3 Research Theme 2: Refining the Technological Innovation and Business Growth Link
16.4 Final Considerations
Index

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