Innovazioni gestionali e nuove relazioni sistemiche per la competitività dell’impresa (Management innovations and new systemic relationships for the competitiveness of the enterprise)

  • Sergio Silvestrelli
Keywords: relationship between innovation and competitiveness, forms of firm innovation, sources of innovation, innovation in the business model


Purpose of the paper: The paper highlights some significant milestones in the evolution of economic thought on the characteristics and sources of innovation in the enterprise.
Methodology: Analysis and comparison of results of qualified studies, conducted on the economy and corporate innovation management at an international level.
Findings: Important business innovation proves to be, not only of a technological nature (relating to processes, materials and products), but also organizational, managerial or connected with the external relations of firms.
Research limitations: A clear limitation is that the number of studies considered is not comprehensive with respect to the many authors who have analyzed the issues addressed in this paper.
Practical implications: The work confirms that the competitive advantage of the firm can be founded, not only on technological, but also on organizational-managerial and business model innovations.
Originality of the paper : The study illustrates how the concept of innovation has been developed, in order to improve the competitiveness of firms.


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