Organizational innovation promoters and performance effects in small, knowledge-intensive firms
Authors: Jenssen, Jan Inge; Aasheim, Kari
Source: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Volume 11, Number 1, February 2010 , pp. 19-27(9)
Publisher: IP Publishing Ltd
Abstract:This paper investigates the impacts of organizational factors on innovation and performance in small, knowledge-intensive firms. The study focused on Norwegian firms with 5 to 30 employees. The findings indicate that differentiating between product, process and market innovation provides a better understanding of the factors that drive innovation. This strategy seems to influence innovation. For instance, low-cost strategy positively impacts on both process innovation and market innovation. Also, external relationships significantly influence innovation: for instance, market participation in a product development context has a significant influence on product development.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-02-01
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