|Start Page Number:||198|
|End Page Number:||211|
|Publication Date:||Mar 2017|
|Authors:||Kanama Daisuke, Nishikawa Kohei|
|Keywords:||innovation, performance, statistics: empirical, marketing, personnel & manpower planning|
This paper examines the effects of extrinsic rewards for R&D employees on innovation outcomes based on evidence from a Japanese innovation survey. Theoretical and empirical studies present conflicting findings regarding the relationship between extrinsic rewards and innovation outcomes. This article seeks to shed light on the relationship between rewards and outcomes, as represented by the development of new products and services and their technological superiority and profitability. The analysis produced the following findings. First, companies that have introduced an evaluation system based on R&D performance are more likely to develop new products and services. The introduction of the evaluation system brings about success in product innovation with greater technological superiority. Second, monetary compensation has a negative impact on the development of new products and services and technological superiority. Third, these effects vary with the company size. Small‐ and medium‐sized companies achieve higher technological superiority with performance‐based evaluations. Large companies tend to adversely impact the development of new products and services and their technological superiority with monetary compensation.