Journal of technology management & innovation
versión On-line ISSN 0718-2724
MAFFINI GOMES, Clandia; KRUGLIANSKAS, Isak y SCHERER, Flávia Luciane. Company Size Effect in Innovative Performance. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation [online]. 2009, vol.4, n.4, pp.14-31. ISSN 0718-2724. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242009000400002.
The study presents the result of a research that had the objective of evaluate the influence of the size of the company in the practices of management of external sources of technological information and the correspondent impacts of these practices in the innovation performance of the enterprise. The survey was carried based on data collected from a set of Brazilian industrial companies that are considered innovative The analysis of the relation between the management of external sources of technological information and the performance, according to the size of the companies disclosed that although being limited to a smal number there are some significant differences in aspects related to the access to technology and the types of external sources of technological information used by the firms. Some significant differences between small and larger firms on how these managerial practices affect the innovative performance were also detected.
Palabras clave : company; innovative performance; management; external sources; technological information.