How Do Firms' Innovation Behaviors Affect their Outputs in Korea?

기업의 혁신 활동이 기업성과에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2010.10.13
  • Accepted : 2010.12.16
  • Published : 2011.03.28


This study empirically investigates applicable possibility of open technology innovation with which the government is concerned, by figuring out the relationship between firms' innovation behaviors and innovation outputs and their utilization of information network. Empirical methodology was employed as logit regression to explain firms' innovation behaviors and the data set includes more than 2500 firms in the manufacturing sectors. First, empirical findings showed that firms' innovation competencies and behaviors can be explained as the trend of patent application, sales and innovation outputs significantly. The patents of small and medium-sized businesses are inclined to be positive to information sources of university and government-supported research institute and the sales increased when they had labs to concentrate on R&D. On the other hand, the existence of labor union turn out to be negative to their sales. Second, the types of information network which firms utilize turned out to be connected with their innovation behaviors and purposes. Third, four types of innovation, i.e., product, process, organization, and marketing innovation was employed and innovation behaviors and outputs are well connected.


Technology Innovation Behaviors;Patent;Information Network;Technology Innovation Outputs;Product;Process;Organization;Marketing Innovation


Supported by : 한국콘텐츠진흥원


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