Drivers and Impacts of R&D Adoption on Transport and Logistics Services

Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio and López Rodríguez, Vicente and Albors Garrigós, José (2009). Drivers and Impacts of R&D Adoption on Transport and Logistics Services. In: "R&D Management Conference 2009", 21/06/2009 - 24/06/2009, Viena, Austria.

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Title: Drivers and Impacts of R&D Adoption on Transport and Logistics Services
Author/s:
  • Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio
  • López Rodríguez, Vicente
  • Albors Garrigós, José
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: R&D Management Conference 2009
Event Dates: 21/06/2009 - 24/06/2009
Event Location: Viena, Austria
Title of Book: Proceedings of R&D Management Conference 2009
Date: 2009
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Actually, technologies and applications in industries are changing via business restructuring, new business models, new knowledge and supply chains. So R&D is not focused primarily on manufacturing industry as it used to be, but on different kinds of industries as logistics and transport (TLS). Nevertheless, the characteristics of the TLS industry determine the introduction of specific R&D solutions accordingly to sectors operations. The objective of this paper is to describe the R&D opportunities in the TLS industry and how managers use them to make their businesses more innovative and efficient. Using the Structure-Conduct-Performance (SCP) model the paper identifies the links between R&D adoption and innovation dynamics. Relating the findings, on the driver’s side there are three points that are worth mentioning: increasing market competition, the relationships of firms interacting with each other and the availability and quality of complementary assets such as employee skills and IT know-how. On the impacts’ side, firms advanced in terms of implementing R&D solutions are more likely to implement organizational changes. Finally, a set of recommendations on how to further improve the continuous innovation in the TLS industry is presented.

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Item ID: 5397
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5397/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5397
Official URL: http://www.radma.ltd.uk/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Dec 2010 13:54
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:13
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