Why adopt now? Multiple case studies and survey studies comparing small, medium and large firms

Sawang, Sukanlaya & Unsworth, Kerrie L. (2010) Why adopt now? Multiple case studies and survey studies comparing small, medium and large firms. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2010, Academy of Management, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal.

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While a number of factors have been highlighted in the innovation adoption literature, little is known about the key triggers of innovation adoption across differently-sized firms. This study compares case studies of small, medium and large manufacturing firms who recently decided to adopt a process innovation. We also employ organizational surveys from 134 firms investigating the factors which influence innovation adoption. The quantitative results support the qualitative findings that the external pressures are a trigger among small to medium firms, while the larger firm’s adoption was associated with internal causes.

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ID Code: 31657
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Innovation adoption , manufacturing, external pressure, SMEs, commitment
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Academy of Management
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Deposited On: 08 Apr 2010 00:05
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