Rethinking Innovation Comparisons between Manufacturing and Services: The Experience of the CBR SME Surveys in the UK

  title={Rethinking Innovation Comparisons between Manufacturing and Services: The Experience of the CBR SME Surveys in the UK},
  author={Alan Hughes and Eric Wood},
Most previous research comparing innovation activity in the manufacturing and service sectors has taken insufficient account of the variation in the intensity and nature of innovation activity within those sectors. We address this question using a simple sectoral split and applying it to manufacturing and the business services sector. The results indicate that in some respects there is greater variation in innovation activity within manufacturing and business services than between them. In… CONTINUE READING
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