EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Firm Capabilities, Technological Dynamism and Innovation Internationalisation – a Behavioural Approach

Torben Schubert (), Elisabeth Baier () and Christian Rammer
Additional contact information
Torben Schubert: CIRCLE, Lund University, Postal: CIRCLE, Lund University, PO Box 117, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
Elisabeth Baier: HWTK, Baden-Baden, Postal: Germany

No 2017/13, Papers in Innovation Studies from Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

Abstract: We develop a behavioural framework of bounded rational decision-making under uncertainty by which we analyse the effect of technological dynamism in the firm’s environment on its decisions to internationalise innovation. Arguing that the firm’s technological performance lev-el affects its risk-preferences, a key-prediction is that firms with low technological compe-tences will internationalise innovation when faced by technological uncertainty while firms with high competences will withdraw from international innovation. A fully rational absorptive-capacity framework would predict the opposite relationship because it ignores the role of dif-ferential risk-preferences. We test our framework using data from the German Community Innovation Survey (CIS).

Keywords: innovation internationalisation; speed of technological change; bounded rationality; prospect theory; uncertainty; technological capabilities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F21 F23 L22 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cse, nep-ino, nep-sbm, nep-tid and nep-upt
Date: 2017-09-01
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://wp.circle.lu.se/upload/CIRCLE/workingpapers/201713_schubert_et_al.pdf (application/pdf)

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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2017_013

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Papers in Innovation Studies from Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy CIRCLE, Lund University, PO Box 117, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Torben Schubert ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-16
Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2017_013