Innovation projects performance: Analyzing the impact of organizational characteristics

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Authors: J. R. Cobo-Benita, E. Rodríguez-Segura, I. Ortiz-Marcos, L. Ballesteros-Sánchez

Publication Year: 2015


Journal: Journal of Business Research

Volume: 69

Issue: 4

Categories: Innovation, Organizational Change


This study analyzes the effect of organizational characteristics on the innovation project performance. This research applies fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) to a large sample of Spanish firms appearing in the Community Innovation survey (CIS). The results show that the combination of organizational innovation, firm size and cooperation with national and, especially, international firms is a sufficient condition for the success of innovation projects within the organization. Evidence also suggests that variables such as the investment on R&D per employee or the seniority of the company do not affect the success of innovation projects. These findings help complement some results in previous studies on innovation projects performance.