Santos-Rodrigues, Helena Figueroa Dorrego, Pedro Fernández Jardón, Carlos
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[Journal:] Investigaciones europeas de dirección de la empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 17 [Year:] 2011 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 69-89
The current business environment press companies and researchers to seek new competitive factors, that permit achieve and/or maintain competitive advantage. Among those appears the intellectual capital concept. A component that represents the strategic knowledge assets owned by the company, among other aspects is the structural capital. It is usually suspected that it affects the innovativeness. Nevertheless is less known the way this impact happens and the aspects that are involved in. To investigate this connection we had passed a survey in 68 companies operating in the automotive component industry located in Galicia (northern Spain) and northern Portugal, and verify, first, that the innovative capacity has two dimensions: the product-process innovativeness and the management innovativeness, second, that structural capital influences differentially each type of innovativeness. We verified that it influences directly the management innovativeness.
structural capital management innovativeness intellectual capital innovativeness