Contaduría y administración
versión impresa ISSN 0186-1042
Learning and accumulating technological ability help to shape the world of current knowledge, thus being fundamental for competitiveness between countries, regions and companies. Such learning and accumulation of ability implies constructing internal ability through the efforts and available experience and knowledge developed by a particular company or any other institution leading to innovation. It thereby represents one of the fundamental elements of competitiveness. The regularity with which a company incorporates radical or incremental improvements to its products, processes or organizational schemes is a decisive factor in the growth of its productivity. This work analyses the process of innovation from an internal perspective to clarify how an industrial group from the iron and steel sector develops its technological ability through exercising its technical investment, production and support functions.
Palabras llave : Technological ability; technological learning; technical investment functions; production and support.