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dc.title Consultants and firm-level innovation performances: a doubly robust estimation approach en
dc.contributor.author Odei, Samuel Amponsah
dc.contributor.author Odei, Michael Amponsah
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Henry, Jr.
dc.relation.ispartof Eastern Journal of European Studies
dc.identifier.issn 2068-651X Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2020
utb.relation.volume 11
utb.relation.issue 2
dc.citation.spage 288
dc.citation.epage 311
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univ Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Centrul Studii Europene
dc.relation.uri https://ejes.uaic.ro/articles/EJES2020_1102_ODE.pdf
dc.subject consultants en
dc.subject innovations en
dc.subject knowledge transfers en
dc.subject R&D en
dc.subject Czech Republic en
dc.description.abstract This paper examines firms use of external consultants and commercial labs as an essential source of knowledge for innovation performance and activities in the IT and other information service firms. Consultants are essential conduits to transfer knowledge, technologies and innovations to firms and other economic agents. Using data from the Eurostat Community Innovations Survey conducted between 2012 and 2014 and the doubly robust estimation methodology, this study, as expected, found a positive and statistically significant relationship between product and process innovations, intramural R&D, engagement in R&D, market introduction of innovations, engagement in other preparation influenced firms to rely on the services of external consultants. The results of the propensity-score matching also show that on average, firms that relied on the services of consultants were 61% more likely to improve their product innovations and 62% organizational innovations than those firms that didn't use them. The results are important for firm managers who are aiming to be innovative and can serve as a practical guide on how to improve firm-level innovation potentials and activities. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1010189
utb.identifier.obdid 43881433
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85103338903
utb.identifier.wok 000605001800014
utb.source J-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-26T12:12:58Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-26T12:12:58Z
dc.description.sponsorship Internal Grant Agency of the Faculty of Management & Economics of Tomas Bata University in Zlin [IGA/FaME/2021/004]
dc.description.sponsorship IGA/FaME/2021/004
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Odei, Michael Amponsah
utb.fulltext.affiliation Samuel AMPONSAH ODEI *, Michael AMPONSAH ODEI **, Henry Junior ANDERSON *** * Samuel AMPONSAH ODEI is Lecturer at the Chiang Mai University, Muang Chiang Mai Thailand; e-mail: ppodei@yahoo.co.uk. ** Michael AMPONSAH ODEI is PhD candidate at the Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic; email: odei@utb.cz. *** Henry Junior ANDERSON is Research Assistant at the University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic; e-mail: humblejnr7@gmail.com.
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship The authors would like to acknowledge the Internal Grant Agency of the Faculty of Management & Economics of Tomas Bata University in Zlin for providing financial support to carry out this research. Funding was extended through: TBU No. IGA/FaME/2021/004.
utb.wos.affiliation [Odei, Samuel Amponsah] Chiang Mai Univ, Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand; [Odei, Michael Amponsah] Tomas Bata Univ, Zlin, Czech Republic; [Anderson, Henry, Jr.] Univ Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic
utb.scopus.affiliation Chiang Mai University, Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand; Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic; University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.projects IGA/FaME/2021/004
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