latecomer firms

Oct 1, 2020

Technological learning strategies and technology upgrading intensity in the mining industry: Evidence from Brazil

Despite exhaustive research on technology upgrading in firms from emerging economies – latecomer firms – we still know little about micro-level learning strategies underlying technological innovation  […]
Oct 1, 2020

The role of interactive learning in innovation capability building in multinational subsidiaries: A micro-level study of biotechnology in Brazil.

Although multinational enterprises (MNEs) from advanced economies have increasingly internationalised their innovation activities, including R&D, into emerging economies, we have an incomplete understanding of how subsidiaries in […]
Oct 1, 2020

Explaining early entry into path-creation technological catch-up in the br forestry and pulp industry: Evidence from Brazil

Building on Lee and Malerba’s (2017) framework, we explore how leading firms in Brazil’s forestry and pulp industry responded to windows of opportunity, in learning terms, […]
Oct 1, 2020

Inclusive innovation and the role of technological capability building: The social business Grameen Danone Foods Limited in Bangladesh

This article examines how a least developed country-based social business first creates operational capabilities (OCs) and then, over time, builds innovative capabilities (ICs) to fulfil a […]
Oct 1, 2020

Innovative capability building and learning linkages in knowledge-intensive service SMEs in Brazil’s mining industry

This study examines how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are knowledge-intensive service firms (hereafter “knowledge-intensive service SMEs”) accumulate innovative technological capabilities through learning linkages with […]
Apr 24, 2018

Innovation capability building and learning mechanisms in latecomer firms: recent empirical contributions and implications for research

This article reviews research in the past 25 years on learning processes as a source of innovation capability building in firms from developing/emerging economies, which are […]
Apr 23, 2018

Discontinuous innovation capability accumulation in latecomer natural resource-processing firms

Most of the studies that describe the building of innovation capability in emerging and developing economies have focused on the ways in which latecomer firms develop […]