|Dr. Fernando Santiago-Rodriguez
Human resources management practices and learning for innovation in developing countries: pharmaceutical firms in Mexico
Robin Cowan & Ludovico Alcorta
This doctoral thesis contributes to the literature on human resources management practices and learning for innovation in the context of developing countries. It brings together literature on: (1) systems of innovation; (2) human resource management practices and innovation performance at the level of the firm; and, (3) learning through R&D. The thesis broadly interprets R&D as learning, a mechanism promoting absorptive capacity and supporting technology capability-building.