Current Practices, and Perceived Innovation Enablers and Barriers: The Role of Workers’ Competences. An Exploratory Field Study in a Knowledge-Intensive Firm in Thailand

  • Audrey Depeige
  • Stavros Sindakis
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Democracy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Growth book series (DIG)


Many scholars have stressed in the literature that the pressure to commercialize breakthrough innovation nowadays is a major challenge for a number of mature industrial companies (e.g., Farrington et al. 2011, O’Connor et al. 2001, Rice et al. 2002). Although globalization propels intensive competition between firms, they, nevertheless, invest in decentralized infrastructures and processes in order to take advantage of the economies of scale, and gain from the cultural diversification, resulting in the advancement of innovation and growth. Consequently, the amount and frequency of shared information and resources within and between companies have dramatically increased, while innovative companies benefit from this emphasis on information exchange between actors (Leiponen 2005). Over the last decade, academic literature has steadily underlined the role of dynamic capabilities in sustaining firms’ innovation performance. Recent contributions have taken into account the knowledge-based view of the firm, conceiving the dynamic capabilities as “a series of processes handling knowledge resources and aiming at addressing dynamic environments” (Zheng et al. 2011: 1048).


Team Member Innovation Process Innovation Performance Intellectual Capital Innovation Output 
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