Firms' heterogeneity and sources of innovation and economic success beyond the scope of R&D

  • Oliver Som


This chaper deals with the previously raised points of criticism about the R&D paradigm of innovation by exploring heterogeneous innovation patterns of non-R&D-performing firms in German manufacturing industry. In doing so, it leaves the R&D-focused paradigm of the 20th century behind and explicitly refers to the systemic, “21st century” paradigm of innovation.


Competitive Advantage Tacit Knowledge Strategic Management Dynamic Capability Economic Success 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Som
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  1. 1.KarlsruheGermany

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