Abel Lucena

Assistant Professor of Business and Management

Abel Lucena is an Assistant Professor of Business and Management at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). Abel holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Management from the University Pompeu Fabra and a PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. His research interests focus on technology strategy, innovation management, business strategy as well as technology policy evaluation.

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Biography

Abel Lucena is an Assistant Professor of Business and Management at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). Abel holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Management from the University Pompeu Fabra and a PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. His research interests focus on technology strategy, innovation management, business strategy as well as technology policy evaluation. He is particularly interested in understanding how firms organize their R&D activities during the innovation process. Abel has published in international journals including Industry & Innovation and European Management Review. Abel’s research has been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Research Report

UK Local Growth Dashboard 2016

The UK Local Growth Dashboard has been developed by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) and builds on the LEP Growth Dashboard first launched in June 2014. Its purpose
is to present a set of growth metrics for start-ups and existing firms across a range of sub-national geographies in the UK (NUTS 2) with a specific focus on each of the 39 English Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas1.
Alongside these metrics it provides some other contextual data for each LEP including the changing sectoral composition of local economies over time. The Local Growth Dashboard can be used as a source of evidence to inform discussions on priorities in business support concerning small business growth and includes easily understood metrics which can be readily updated on an annual basis.
This report is designed to simply present the data for others to use and it is not the intention here to investigate the reasons for these variations as that can be found elsewhere in the research outputs of the ERC and the wider research and policy literature.
Download the UK Local Growth Dashboard 2016 Data here : https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ERC-UK-Local-Growth-Dashboard-2016-master_final.xlsx

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Associated Themes
  • Business Growth
Research Paper

Absorptive capacity and ambidexterity in R&D: linking technology alliance diversity and firm innovation. Research Paper No. 42

The aim of this study is to examine how firms realize the benefits associated with a diverse range of technology alliances. We propose and test the hypothesis that firms’ knowledge combination capabilities mediate the relationship between technology alliance diversity innovation. Using panel data for Spanish manufacturing companies during the period 2004-2011, we provide evidence that firms’ absorptive capacity and ambidexterity in R&D serve as mediating mechanisms between technology alliance diversity and innovative performance Our study advances the literature on technology alliances by showing how firms use their portfolios of technology alliances to form their combination capabilities, and subsequently, to enhance innovation outcomes.

Associated Themes
  • Innovation