Title: Measuring the adoption of innovation: A typology of EU countries based on the innovation survey
Authors: AUTANT-BERNARD CorinneCHALAYE SylvieMANCA FABIOMORENO RosinaSURIÑACH Jordi
Citation: INNOVATION-THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH vol. Vol. 23 no. No. 3 p. 199-222
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS
Publication Year: 2010
JRC Publication N°: JRC62837
ISSN: 1351-1610
URI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13511610.2010.547739
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62837
DOI: 10.1080/13511610.2010.547739
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Based on the Community Innovation Survey, this paper suggests new indicators of innovation adoption. The magnitude of innovation adoption is assessed for 22 EU countries and different industries. The most striking feature is the correlation between the innovation activities and the adoption rate. Countries with strong R&D and human resources and high innovation output exhibit the highest adoption rates. This supports the idea that innovation adoption requires an absorption capability. In addition, the specificities of each country regarding the prevailing types of innovation and adoption (product or process, cooperation-based adoption or internal adoption) allow us to draw a typology of the EU countries, for which a specific geographical pattern is observed.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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