The role of human capital in lowering the barriers to engaging in innovation : evidence from the Spanish innovation survey

@inproceedings{DEste2014TheRO,
  title={The role of human capital in lowering the barriers to engaging in innovation : evidence from the Spanish innovation survey},
  author={Pablo D'Este and Francesco Rentocchini and Jaider Vega-Jurado},
  year={2014}
}
This paper focuses on the role of human capital in reducing the barriers to firms’ engagement in innovation activities. The paper distinguishes between firms facing barriers that stop them from engaging in any innovation activity, and firms that face impediments in the course of their innovation activity. We investigate whether human capital has a particularly strong impact in relation to lowering barriers among the former group of firms, since a strong skill base is likely to compensate for… CONTINUE READING