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Managerial innovations and proximity (InoMaP)

The growing geographic despacialization of firms, particularly as a result of COVID-19 crisis, seems to adopt management and organizational innovations. Thus, this research focuses on the inter-organizational antecedents to the decision to adopt a managerial innovation (Damanpour, 2020), and more specifically on the effects of different forms of proximity, i.e. geographical, cognitive, organizational, social and institutional (Boschma, 2005). Indeed, although the innovation literature has highlighted the effects of different forms of proximity, as a barrier (problem of lock-in) or as a lever, on the adoption of technological innovations (within the framework of studies on innovation ecosystems and clusters competitiveness clusters located in the same territory), it has not to our knowledge, focused on managerial innovations.