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Financial and Non-Financial Barriers to Innovation and the Degree of Radicalness

Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Academic Editor: Matteo Rossi
Sustainability 2021, 13(4), 2179; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042179
Received: 25 January 2021 / Revised: 14 February 2021 / Accepted: 15 February 2021 / Published: 18 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability)
The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of barriers to innovation on firms’ propensity to engage in radical and incremental innovations. We look at innovative and potentially innovative firms and estimate the effect of three types of barriers—financial, knowledge and competition—on the propensity to radical innovation new to the world, radical innovation new to the market and incremental innovation. An empirical study has been performed, drawing on data collected from the German Mannheim Innovation Panel covering the period from 2014 to 2016. Empirical results reveal heterogeneous effects of barriers depending on the degree of radicalness. In particular, knowledge and competition barriers are an impediment to radical innovation, whereas financial and knowledge barriers reduce a probability of incremental innovation. Based on the findings, we discuss policy recommendations for mitigating barriers to innovation conditional on the degree of radicalness. View Full-Text
Keywords: barriers to innovation; radical innovation; incremental innovation; potential innovators barriers to innovation; radical innovation; incremental innovation; potential innovators
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Radicic, D. Financial and Non-Financial Barriers to Innovation and the Degree of Radicalness. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2179. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042179

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Radicic D. Financial and Non-Financial Barriers to Innovation and the Degree of Radicalness. Sustainability. 2021; 13(4):2179. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042179

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Radicic, Dragana. 2021. "Financial and Non-Financial Barriers to Innovation and the Degree of Radicalness" Sustainability 13, no. 4: 2179. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042179

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