SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.6 número4Learning Networks in Innovation Systems at Sector / Regional Level in Argentina: Winery and Dairy IndustriesHow Attractive are Innovation Systems for Knowledge Intensive Services’ FDI?: A Regional Perspective for Spain índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Journal of technology management & innovation

versión On-line ISSN 0718-2724

Resumen

SEN, Tarun K  y  GHANDFOROUSH, Parviz. Radical and Incremental Innovation Preferences in Information Technology: An Empirical Study in an Emerging Economy. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation [online]. 2011, vol.6, n.4, pp. 33-44. ISSN 0718-2724.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242011000400003.

Innovation in information technology is a primary driver for growth in developed economies. Research indicates that countries go through three stages in the adoption of innovation strategies: buying innovation through global trade, incre- mental innovation from other countries by enhancing efficiency, and, at the most developed stage, radically innovating independently for competitive advantage. The first two stages of innovation maturity depend more on cross-border trade than the third stage. In this paper, we find that IT professionals in in an emerging economy such as India believe in radical innovation over incremental innovation (adaptation) as a growth strategy, even though competitive advantage may rest in adaptation. The results of the study report the preference for innovation strategies among IT professionals in India and its implications for other rapidly growing emerging economies.

Palabras clave : IT innovation; globalization and it; adaptation; it in emerging economies.

        · texto en Inglés     · pdf en Inglés