Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth: Challenges and Opportunities

  • 6h 40m
  • Hussain G. Rammal, João J. M. Ferreira, Sérgio J. Teixeira
  • Springer
  • 2020

This book explores how companies combine technological innovation and competitive actions that create new opportunities for business growth in the international market. The complexity of designing today’s technology platforms requires profound knowledge in multiple areas. Technology development and commercialization as an ongoing competitive process involves enabling and inhibiting mechanisms, which govern the speed and acceleration of technological innovation. To compete more effectively, potential competitors are using coopetition and pooling their resources for shared gain in areas where they do not compete directly. Thus, a thorough examination of the current paradigms, theories, and frameworks is needed to increase our understanding of the technology-innovation-competitiveness linkages of business growth. This book brings together recent developments and methodological contributions within technological innovation, international competitiveness, and business growth that bridge the existing gaps and simultaneously advances the debate on this research topic.

About the Author

João J. M. Ferreira is Associate Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain. Currently, he is the scientific coordinator of the UBI Research Unit for Business Sciences (NECE), Portugal. His research interests include strategy, competitiveness and entrepreneurship

Sérgio J. Teixeira is Assistant Professor and researcher at the Higher Institute of Administration and Languages – ISAL, Portugal He is an integrated member of the Research Unit for Business Sciences (NECE-UBI), Covilhã, and collaborator of the CITUR Research Unit, Leiria, Portugal, and Coordinator of the ISAL Research Center. His research interest includes competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation in tourism.

Hussain G. Rammal is Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Review of International Business and Strategy and founding editor of the Emerging Issues in International Business and Global Strategy book series. Hussain’s research interests include knowledge management, service innovation, and internationalization strategies of firms.

In this Book

  • Introduction—Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth—State-of-the-Art
  • Technological Innovation and Exports—Effects on Firm Growth
  • How Do Innovation, Technology, and Competitiveness Contribute to Business Growth
  • International Growth and Social Media Competitiveness of Small Software Firms
  • The Impact of Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Competitiveness
  • Internal Barriers for the Brazilian Economy to Achieve External Competitiveness
  • Social Sustainability on Competitiveness in the Tourism Industry—Toward New Approach?
  • Reframing Technological Innovation Capabilities—Empirical Evidence and a Framework for Study
  • Service Business Growth—“A Spinner Innovation Model Approach”
  • Evaluating R&D Efficiency of Selected European Countries—A Dynamic Analysis for Period 2007–2017
  • Middle-Technology Trap—The Case of Automotive Industry in Turkey
  • Kaiser Permanente Internet of Things (IoT) Roadmap
  • BNDES’ Impact on the Steel Industry’s Efficiency—A Two-Stage Malmquist Model Usage
  • Fostering Business Growth and Innovation Through Internationalization—The Interesting Illustration of the Indian IT Industry
  • Decoding Management Practices of Women Entrepreneurs with or Without Technological Skills in Emerging Economies—Evidence from India
  • Conclusion and Future Research Agenda