Economics at your fingertips  

Barriers to innovation faced by manufacturing firms in Portugal: how to overcome it for fostering business excellence?

Maria Jose Silva, João Leitão () and Mário Raposo ()

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2008, vol. 1, issue 1/2, 92-105

Abstract: This paper aims to identify the barriers to innovation that influence the innovation capability of Portuguese manufacturing firms. The literature review about innovation makes use of two reference approaches: (1)the systemic and (2) the networks and interorganisational relationships. The database is obtained through the Community Innovation Survey II (CIS II) conducted by the Statistical Office of the European Communities (EUROSTAT). Furthermore, from the results, several public policies are proposed in order to overcome the restraining factors of the entrepreneurial innovative capability and to promote business excellence at the firm level, especially alternative financing sources, incentives for innovation activities and open innovation networks.

Keywords: business excellence; innovation; entrepreneurial innovative capability; entrepreneurship; innovation; manufacturing industry; Portugal; public policy; finance sources; incentives; open innovation networks. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in International Journal of Business Excellence from Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Carmel O'Grady (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .

Page updated 2019-01-07
Handle: RePEc:ids:ijbexc:v:1:y:2008:i:1/2:p:92-105