Do programs to improve business performance in small and medium manufacturing enterprise improve opportunity recognition?

Matthews, Judy H. & Bucolo, Sam (2011) Do programs to improve business performance in small and medium manufacturing enterprise improve opportunity recognition? In Maritz, Alex (Ed.) REGIONAL FRONTIERS 2011, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria , Australia, Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology, pp. 999-1009.

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Increasing awareness of the benefits of stimulating entrepreneurial behaviour in small and medium enterprises has fostered strong interest in innovation programs. Recently many western countries have invested in design innovation for better firm performance. This research presents some early findings from a study of companies which participated in an holistic approach to design innovation, where the outcomes include better business performance and better market positioning in global markets. Preliminary findings from in-depth semi-structured interviews indicate the importance of firm openness to new ways of working and developing new processes of strategic entrepreneurship. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

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ID Code: 41686
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Business Performance, Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprise , Opportunity Recognition, Entrepreneurship
ISBN: 9780980332872
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 16 May 2011 23:36
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 12:48

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