Does the technological sourcing decision matter? Evidence from Spanish panel data.

  1. Montoya, P.V. 1
  2. Zárate, R.S. 1
  3. Martín, L.A.G. 2
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


  2. 2 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Madrid, España


R&D Management

ISSN: 1467-9310

Year of publication: 2007

Volume: 37

Issue: 2

Pages: 161-172

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1111/J.1467-9310.2007.00465.X SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-33847383251 WoS: WOS:000244554300006 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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  • Scopus Cited by: 26 (25-02-2024)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 15 (10-10-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 19 (06-01-2024)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2007
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.597
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.389
  • Article influence score: 0.464
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: BUSINESS Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 53/72 (Ranking edition: SSCI)
  • Area: MANAGEMENT Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 60/81 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2007
  • SJR Journal Impact: 1.313
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Management of Technology and Innovation Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 22/191
  • Area: Strategy and Management Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 31/303
  • Area: Business and International Management Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 25/327
  • Area: Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 16/296


  • Social Sciences: A


(Data updated as of 06-01-2024)
  • Total citations: 19
  • Recent citations (2 years): 2
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 3.2


This paper extends previous analysis of the choice between internal and external R&D to consider the effect of this decision on productivity. Existing empirical research confirms that there is a positive relationship between technological assets and firm performance. However, few works have attempted to identify whether the technological sourcing decision taken by the firm affects productivity. The main finding of this paper is that the technological strategy developed by the firm does affect productivity. This issue is particularly novel as it incorporates the technological sourcing decision taken by the firm. The results we obtain indicate that the technological sourcing decision affects the relationship between technological capital and productivity. Thus, our findings suggest that the decision between internal and external R&D matters. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.