Vertical and horizontal technology transfer and firm innovativeness (Poziomy i pionowy transfer technologii a innowacyjnosc przedsiebiorstw)
Karina Sachpazidu-Wójcicka ()
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Karina Sachpazidu-Wójcicka: University of Bialystok, Faculty of Economics and Management
Research Reports, 2018, vol. 2, issue 28, 140-153
The paper discusses the relationship between vertical and horizontal technology transfer and firms innovativeness. The main aim of the survey is to determine the relationship between vertical and horizontal technology transfer and innovativeness in surveyed enterprises, what has been investigated empirically. The specific objectives of the article relate to examining which specific dimensions of vertical and horizontal technology transfer influence firms innovativeness positively and which are the most important channels of vertical and horizontal technology transfer in firms innovativeness. The study is based on a survey on firms (n = 100) located in Poland. Data was collected during 100 interviews with managers of randomly selected companies. The article first establishes the research framework, then deduces the research hypotheses and finally describes the analysis tools, sample structure and statistical methods. The study uses a soft modelling method which allows for measuring and analysis of the relationships among unobserved variables (latent variables) – vertical technology transfer, horizontal technology transfer and innovativeness. The surveys have determined positive relationship between both vertical and horizontal technology transfer and innovativeness of the research sample. A strong direct effect on the innovativeness of the firms surveyed has different channels in the case of horizontal and vertical technology transfer, considering the importance of the entity (firm or scientific unit) the technology is transferred from. These findings suggest that measurement of both vertical and horizontal technology transfer and their channels should be developed further as they are important factors for firms innovativeness and competitiveness.
Keywords: innovativeness; vertical technology transfer; horizontal technology transfer (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C00 L1 M2 O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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