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External collaboration for innovation can alleviate the effect between the past innovation abandonment and future innovation introduction among SMEs

Matthews, Judy H. & Sawang, Sukanlaya (2010) External collaboration for innovation can alleviate the effect between the past innovation abandonment and future innovation introduction among SMEs. In 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference : Managing for Unknowable Futures, 8–10 December, 2010, Adelaide.

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the links between product innovation and external collaboration and between future product innovation and past abandonment in small and medium sized firms. Our findings from 449 manufacturing firms indicated firms that sought ideas or solutions from an external network such as suppliers, or business partners reported higher levels of new product introduction than firms without any external collaboration. Further, firms with past abandonment experiences reported higher levels of new product introduction than firms without such experience. Additionally, the findings indicated that firms with external collaboration were more likely to introduce new products even if they had previously experienced abandonment of a product innovation than firms without external collaboration. Implications, limitations and future research are outlined.

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    ID Code: 39252
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: Innovation, Collaboration, Small and Medium Enterprises, Abandonment, Manufacturing
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
    Current > Schools > School of Management
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
    Deposited On: 20 Dec 2010 12:36
    Last Modified: 06 Jan 2011 00:02

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