Regulation and technology innovation: A comparison of stated and formal regulatory barriers throughout the technology innovation process
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

Regulation is often mentioned as a barrier to technology innovation in various industries. Delayed market entry, stifled creativity, added activities and resource requirements are some frequently mentioned barriers. The study presented here explored various claims of regulation acting as a barrier to technology innovation. The findings suggest that formal statutory requirements only partly explain why regulation is perceived as a technology innovation barrier. Findings further indicate several discrepancies between stated and formal regulatory barriers and suggest that the majority of the stated barriers emerge within the organization during operationalization and the technology innovation process.


R&D management



New product development process

Technology innovation management


Robert Engberg

Hogskolan i Halmstad

Peter Altmann

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovation and R&D Management

Journal of Technology Management and Innovation

0718-2724 (ISSN)

Vol. 10 85-91


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi


Innovation och entreprenörskap