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Vol. 13. Núm. 45.
Páginas 115-143 (Diciembre 2010)
DOI: 10.1016/S1138-5758(10)70026-8
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Análisis del papel mediador de las capacidades de innovacion tecnológica en la relación entre la form’a organizativa flexible y el desempeño organizativo
Analysis of the Mediating Role of the Technological Innovation Capabilities in the Relationship Between the Flexible Organizational form and Organizational Performance
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César Camisón**, Ana Villar-López***
** Departamento de Administración de Empresas y Marketing. Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Económicas. Universitat Jaume I. Av. Sos Baynat, s/n. C. P. 12071, Castellon
*** Departamento de Dirección de Empresas. Juan José Renau Piqueras. Facultad de Economia. Universidad de Valencia. Avda. Els Tarongers, s/n. 46022, Valencia
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Este trabajo examina la relación entre la forma organizativa flexible y el desempeño organizativo tomando como variables mediadoras las capacidades para la innovación tecnológica, basándose para ello en los postulados del Enfoque Basado en Recursos. Esta cuestión de investigación es importante porque nos permite comprender mejor las variables antecedentes de la capacidad de innovación tecnológica relacionadas con el diseño organizativo y sus efectos en el desempeno organizativo. Para el contraste empírico se toma una muestra de 159 empresas industriales españolas y se modeliza un sistema de ecuaciones estructurales mediante la técnica Partial Least Squares (PLS). Los resultados muestran que la capacidad de la empresa para introducir innovaciones en productos y en procesos funciona como un mecanismo que interviene en la relacion entre la forma organizativa flexible y el desempeño, ejerciendo un efecto mediador que explica el efecto positivo de la primera sobre el segundo.

Palabras clave:
Capacidades de innovación tecnológica
innovación en productos
innovación en procesos
forma organizativa flexible
desempeño organizativo
Abstract

This paper analyzes the relationship between the flexible organizational form and organizational performance considering as mediating variables the firm's technological innovation capabilities, basing on Resource-Based View postulates. This research question is important because it enable us to understand better the antecedent variables on technological innovation capabilities related to the organizational design and its effect on organizational performance. To contrast empirically the theoretical model, a sample of 159 Spanish industrial firms is taken and a structural equations model is tested through the Partial Least Squares (PLS) technique. Results show that the capability of the firm to introduce product and process innovations acts as a mechanism that intervenes in the relationship between the flexible organizational form and performance through a mediating effect, which explains the positive effect of the former on the latter.

Key words:
Technological innovation capabilities
product innovation
process innovation
flexible organizational form
organizational performance
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Nuestro agradecimiento a los evaluadores por sus valiosas sugerencias y comentarios así como a los editores del número monográfico, Bruno Cassiman y Ana I. Fernández. Este trabajo ha contado con financiación de diversos programas de ayuda a la investigacion del Plan Nacional de Investigacion Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnologica del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (ECO2009-12522) y de la Consellería de Educación de la Generalitat Valenciana (ACOMP/2010/233).

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