Dynamics of accumulation of capability for innovation: evidence from software firms in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

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Eduardo C. Miranda
Paulo N. Figueiredo

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There still is a scarcity of studies examining the dynamics of the accumulation of innovative capabilities. This paper examines such issue in eight software companies in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, finding that: there were inter and intra-company differences in terms of speeds of capability accumulation for specific technological functions; younger companies have accumulated capabilities more rapidly; speeds of capability tended to decrease as companies accumulated more innovative levels of capabilities, offering a prospect for the acceleration of the innovation process. Such evidence is to deepen our understanding of the firm-level technological accumulation process,= and provide some notion of the time needed to obtain the benefits from efforts on learning and innovative capability building.

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MIRANDA, E. C.; FIGUEIREDO, P. N. Dynamics of accumulation of capability for innovation: evidence from software firms in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 50, n. 1, p. 75–93, 2010. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/31306. Acesso em: 29 may. 2024.
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