Educational diversity, organizational structure and innovation performance: Evidence from Uruguayan industry

  • Alejandro Bello-Pintado
  • Carlos Bianchi

Abstract

This paper analyses the relationship between horizontal educational diversity
(HED) and firm innovation performance, both in the propensity to innovate
and the intensity of innovation in firm performance. Moreover, we hypothesise
that the organizational structure of the firm moderates this relationship. Using
panel data from the Uruguayan Innovation Survey 2006-2012, econometric
estimates show that HED is barely associated with innovation performance in
products and processes. We found that advanced organisational structures of the
firm positively moderate the former relationship, but only for firms achieving
radical innovations.
Keywords Educational diversity, organizational structure, innovation performance, Uruguay
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Bello-Pintado, A., & Bianchi, C. (2018). Educational diversity, organizational structure and innovation performance: Evidence from Uruguayan industry. Estudios de Economía, 45(2), 203-229. Retrieved from https://estudiosdeeconomia.uchile.cl/index.php/EDE/article/view/51346/53732
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Published
2018-10-25