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Compétences externes et innovation: le cas des firmes de l'industrie manufacturière algérienne

Messaoud Zouikri () and Mounir Amdaoud ()

No 2018-37, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX

Abstract: This paper addresses an hypothesis on the contribution of the external capabilities to the birth of the innovation activity within the firm. The econometric analysis conducted on a sample of Algerian manufacturing entreprises, allowed to highlight four robust results which remain significant and stable after adjustment by various indicators. The main result is that the development of different firm capabilities was not exclusively originated from an edogenous effort, but also induced by an exogenous shock resulting from participating to the upgraded firms' program financially supported by the Algerian government and the European Union. Furthermore, the improvement of human resources competencies, the use of ICT and the compliance to performance criteria explain significantly firm engagement differences in the product innovation activity. The R&D and firm size as traditional factors seem not to be significant predictors of innovation capacity in the present case.

Keywords: external capabilities; innovation capacity; human capital; Algerian manufacturing industry; recursive equation system (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O32 D22 C34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-ent and nep-sbm
Date: 2018
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