Summary of Inncomcon's Scientific Program
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The Project

THE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

This project seeks to contribute to the improvement of existing knowledge on business innovation capacity and its economic implications. Such research focus is justified given the relevance and necessity of innovation when seeking to improve firms´ competitiveness in a knowledge based and technology intensive  economy. It is precisely this structural improvement of business competitiveness that can become the corner stone when building a stable and highquality employment environment. In turn, the combination of competitiveness and a healthy labor environment are expected to attract new investments and entrepreneurial talent, factors that promote the development of virtuous circles of growth.

The project is structured around two main pillars:

  • Analyze open issues regarding the determinants and economic consequences of the innovation activity.
  • Analyzing the role of information mechanisms and management control systems for business innovation capacity.

Economic Consequences of Innovation

The first pillar one will analyze open issues regarding the determinants and economic consequences of the innovation activity that involve:

  • INNOVATION

    • Understanding the complementarities between alternative innovation strategies

  • COLLABORATION

    • Studying the role of international technological collaboration with respect to innovation results at firm level

  • R&D OFFSHORING

    • Deepening knowledge on R&D offshoring and its consequences

  • EMPLOYMENT

    • Analyzing the effect of new organizational models on employment flows

Information and Management Control

The second pillar will focus on analyzing the role of information mechanisms and management control systems for business innovation capacity. This line of work seeks to shed light on novel and still unanswered research issues regarding the manner in which innovation results are communicated to the market and, most importantly, draw links between such results and productivity improvements, growth and business wealth creation.

  • SCG

    • Analyzing the role of management control systems (MCSs) in the innovation process and their relevance as sources of information and  knowledge

  • EFFICIENCY

    • Studying the relationship between accounting decisions, innovative capacity and business efficiency. The analysis of the second research objective will be enriched by the exploration of whether the presence of different degrees of accounting monitoring or corporate governance provisions may moderate the relationship between accounting decisions and innovation capacity

RESEARCH GROUPS

The consortium is composed by two research groups from University Carlos III of Madrid and one research group from Complutense University. The research team presents a high degree of interdisciplinary as the three research groups are oriented towards quite different research areas such as accounting, strategy and applied economics. In any case, the three research groups share an interest towards innovation. The distinct researchers have achieved highly ranked publications in topics proposed in this project and such degree of achievement becomes a grounded guarantee for the successful execution of the proposed research objectives.

Inncomcon team