Innovation, quality management and learning: Short-term and longer-term effects

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dc.contributor.author Bourke, Jane
dc.contributor.author Roper, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-21T10:00:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-21T10:00:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-29
dc.identifier.citation Bourke, J. and Roper, S. (2017) 'Innovation, quality management and learning: Short-term and longer-term effects', Research Policy, 46(8), pp. 1505-1518. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2017.07.005 en
dc.identifier.volume 46 en
dc.identifier.issued 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1505 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1518 en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-7333
dc.identifier.issn 1873-7625
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5205
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.respol.2017.07.005
dc.description.abstract Quality-orientated management change and innovation are central strategies for firms. Implementing both quality improvement and innovation poses significant managerial, organisational and technical challenges, and may also involve significant lags before benefits are realised. Here, using data on a large group of Irish manufacturing plants and econometric analysis, we establish the short- and longer-term influence of plantsâ adoption of quality improvement methods (QIMs) on product innovation performance. Our study highlights the short-term disruptive and longer-term beneficial effects of QIM adoption on product innovation performance. In addition, we find evidence of complementarities and learning-by-using effects from QIM adoption. Our results suggest that maximising the returns to innovation and quality improvement requires consideration of the soft and/or hard nature of individual QIMs and the timing and sequencing of their adoption. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/ en
dc.subject Innovation en
dc.subject Quality improvement en
dc.subject Management change en
dc.title Innovation, quality management and learning: Short-term and longer-term effects en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jane Bourke, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: jane.bourke@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-12-20T12:37:12Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Research Policy en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress Jane.Bourke@ucc.ie en


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