Analysis of Determinants of Technological Innovation for SMEs Using Corporate Panel DB

기업 패널 DB를 활용한 대구지역 중소기업 기술혁신 결정요인 분석

  • Seong, Byungho (Regional Innovation Agency, Daegu Technopark) ;
  • Kim, Taesung (School of Industrial Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology)
  • 성병호 (대구테크노파크 정책기획단) ;
  • 김태성 (금오공과대학교 산업공학부)
  • Received : 2021.01.21
  • Accepted : 2021.03.09
  • Published : 2021.03.31


In SMEs, technological innovation is recognized as an important tool in terms of sustainable growth. This study analyzed the determinants of technological innovation by using the information of the corporate panel DB composed of local SMEs. The internal factors were added with technological innovation capacity and production capacity and the industrial cluster environment was first applied to external factors. Also, whether the industrial cluster environment influences technological innovation through R&D capabilities, the mediating effect was tested with the Sobel Test. Among the internal and external factors, the most important determinant was marketing ability, and a policy was proposed to develop measures to increase R&D capability with mediating effect. Among the technological innovation variables, which are dependent variables, the most determinant factor was the proportion of new product sales. For this, it is considered that additional research such as longitudinal research with the concept of repetition and parallax using the corporate panel DB is necessary.


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