Revisiting product and process innovations Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2019

start page

  • 270

end page

  • 280


  • 3


  • 10

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1740-0589


  • Since the seminal work of Utterback and Abernathy in 1975, many relevant studies have been developed around the phenomena of product and process innovations. Both activities are placed within the area of technological innovation to differentiate them from non-technological innovation such as organisational or commercial innovation carried out in a company. Traditionally, literature on innovation types has focused on the study of their determinants; however, the tendency in current studies is to introduce technological innovations related to the way innovation takes the environment into consideration onto the agenda of companies. Sustainable development and technological innovations must work together to achieve firms' competitive goals.


  • product innovation; process innovation; environmental innovation; internationalization; performance; model