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Collaboration for Innovation and Sustainable Performance: Evidence of Relationship in Electro-Electronic Industry

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify how collaboration for innovation relates to the sustainable performance of the electronics industry in Brazil. We used a quantitative approach, collecting data by means of a cross-sectional survey in a sample of 112 companies. The main result indicates that the relationship between collaboration and sustainable performance is positive and significant, but of low intensity, confirming the indication from the literature. The same is noticed in checking the relationship between the collaboration and the three dimensions of sustainable performance, although no statistically significant difference was found between the degree of correlation and the three dimensions. Intervening factors such as size, age, internationalization and capital structure were also considered in verifying the relationship between collaboration for innovation and sustainable performance.

Keyword : Innovation, Collaboration for innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable performance, Electro-electronic industry Inovação, Colaboração para Inovação, Sustentabilidade, Desempenho Sustentável, Indústria Eletroeletrônica

How to Cite
Kuhl, M. R., Cunha, J. C. da, Maçaneiro, M. B., & Cunha, S. K. da. (2016). Collaboration for Innovation and Sustainable Performance: Evidence of Relationship in Electro-Electronic Industry. Brazilian Business Review, 13(3), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.15728/bbr.2016.13.3.1

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