A firm’s age and size as determinants for its organizational innovativeness

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Igor Dukeov
Jukka-Pekka Bergman
Pia Heilmann
Vladimir Platonov
Vladimir Jaschenko


This research explores the impact of the firm’s characteristics of size and age on organizational innovation. The study is based on data gathered from a sample of industrial companies from central region of Russia, and reveals that there is a relation between the size and age of a firm and its organizational innovation activity. To make the research more specific, the organizational innovation is broken down into a few organizational innovation subtypes that are analysed independently. Each organizational innovation subtype of a firm demonstrates a different level of dependence on its characteristics. The conclusion was made that each subtype of organizational innovation must be analysed based on the specified context being considered.

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