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