Innovation Assessment of a Portuguese Railway branch of a foreign multinational - A case study
Nuno Filipe Boavida () and
Susana Martins Moretto ()
No 05/2010, IET Working Papers Series from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology
This paper analyses the application of the Innovation Scoring model and its results to the railway business branch of a foreign multinational. Results confirm some enrolment in non-core Research & Development connected to the commercial activity of selling trains. Two main determinants were found to support this enrolment: the impact of a new Portuguese law imposing R&D investment for public contracts; and a certain degree of openness in the multinational’s innovation strategy based on predictable growth for the Portuguese market. The study also confirms the usefulness of the Innovation Scoring model, leaving some suggestions for improvement such as tailoring for multi-decision centres, implementing it through a third party, reducing the number of questions and introduction of a product evaluation methodology.
Keywords: Innovation Assessment; Railway; Policy; Scoring model; Multinational, Portugal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M16 O32 R42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
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