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Journal Issue
Volume 11 Issue 4, ECIC 2013 / Nov 2013  pp280‑386

Editor: Lidia Garcia Zambrano

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Editorial  pp280‑281

Lidia Garcia Zambrano

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An Empirical Study on the Impact of the Process of Measuring IC on Performance  pp282‑294

Donley Carrington

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Product Innovation and Relational Capital: Evidence From Portugal  pp295‑308

Pedro Figueroa Dorrego et al

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Abstract

Abstract: At a time when intellectual capital and product innovation management are both considered to be critical for companies to gain a competitive edge (and even survive) in todays unstable business environment, this paper discusses the influence o f relational capital on product innovation performance at innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Building upon the intellectual capital and new product development perspectives, an empirical research was conducted, using a questionnaire adminis tered to a network of Portuguese innovative SMEs. The findings suggest that relational capital does have a positive effect on product innovation performance. In particular, Vertical relationshipsŽ emerges as the main relational capital element significan tly affecting product innovation at the innovative SMEs level. The existence and proactive management of relationships with customers and suppliers emerge as critical factors to product innovation success. We find our results to be useful for both researc hers and practitioners: we contribute to the ongoing understanding of relational capitals impact on critical business phenomena, while also identifying additional critical factors for new product development success. 

 

Keywords: Keywords: intellectual capital, relational capital, product innovation, new product development, innovative SMEs, Portugal

 

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