Revista de Administração Contemporânea
On-line version ISSN 1982-7849
GOMES, Clandia Maffini and KRUGLIANSKAS, Isak. Practices of the management of external sources of technological information and innovative performance of brazilian companies. Rev. adm. contemp. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 172-188. ISSN 1982-7849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-65552009000200002.
The study is part of a larger research project that sought to analyze the relationship between some management practices of external sources of technological information with the innovative performance of the enterprise. In this paper are presented the main practices for the management of external sources of technological information and some of the main indicators of innovation performance. The sample was composed of industrial enterprises associated with ANPEI and by companies on the mailing list of PGT/USP. The final sample had 72 subjects (38% of the research universe). The results suggest that most of the companies in the sample are large and belong to technologically sophisticated industrial sectors. The main access modalities to technological information are performed by: technology acquisition, partnership with suppliers and with universities. The main sources of technological information are: the R&D Department, Other Departments, Suppliers, Fairs and Exhibitions, Universities, Clients, Network and Research Institutes. The main innovation performance indicators used are closely related to products and/or processes. Finally, the results of the research suggest that the management of external sources of technological information for innovation lacks more formalization and strategic perspective.
Keywords : management; external sources of information; technological innovation.