The previous chapters lay the foundation for the theoretical framework that is the subject of this chapter. The aim of this framework is to integrate the findings synthesized from literature on innovation, growth and finance into a single, comprehensive framework. The chapter is organized as follows: First, it provides an interdisciplinary summary of the most important conclusions from previous chapters. Second, it discusses problems relating to the integration of these three distinct fields of research. Third, it develops the theoretical framework and derives research hypotheses. The chapter ends with a brief conclusion.
KeywordsCash Flow Innovation Activity Financial Constraint Growth Firm Innovative Firm
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