Egbetokun, A and Adeniyi, A and Siyanbola, W (2009): On the capability of SMEs to innovate: the cable and wire manufacturing sub-sector in Nigeria. Forthcoming in: Int. J. Learning and Intellectual Capital
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This study explored the factors that explain innovation capability in SMEs in developing countries. This is important given the increasing global pressures that these SMEs have to face. The data employed came from a survey of Cable and Wire manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The important factors that accounted for innovation performance were firm-level leadership and use of new technologies – particularly ICTs. Important external factors included interactions with customers and suppliers of equipment/raw materials. Particularly, the industry association was about the most significant driver of innovativeness. We therefore conclude that it is beneficial for industries in developing countries to be well-organised as a means to achieving improved innovation capability.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||On the capability of SMEs to innovate: the cable and wire manufacturing sub-sector in Nigeria|
|Keywords:||innovation; innovation capability; innovation pattern; SMEs; internal and external factors, Nigeria|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L68 - Appliances; Other Consumer Durables
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
|Depositing User:||Abiodun Egbetokun|
|Date Deposited:||27. Sep 2010 13:20|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 15:32|
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