[Autom. eng. transl.] The machine tools industry has a leading role in the Italian manufacturing system. This industrial branch has an innovation intensity higher than that of many other industrial branches. The paper investigates how to innovate and R&D We built a significant sample through a questionnaire based on the CIS (Community Innovation Survey). As a regional geographic dimension is used to test the presence of specific local effects. The results show at positive and strong contribution by human capital to productivity.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Business innovation and performance: The case of instrumental mechanics in Italy|
|Title of host publication||La città nell’economia della conoscenza|
|Editors||Riccardo Cappellin, Fiorenzo Ferlaino, PAOLO RIZZI|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|