Getting the Tail to Wag: Developing innovations capability in SMEs

Bessant, John, Tsekouras, George and Rush, Howard (2009) Getting the Tail to Wag: Developing innovations capability in SMEs In: CI Net 2009, 6-8 Sep 2009, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper reviews the concept of absorptive capacity and its relationship to innovation management capability. It explores four key questions concerning definition, dimensions, distribution and development of AC and presents a model framework for examining policy interventions aimed at enhancing it. ‘Broadcast’, ‘agent assisted’ and ‘peer-assisted’ modes are discussed with reference to examples drawn from case study and survey research across several sectors.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Absorptive capacity; Innovation management; SMEs; Profitnet; CENTRIM
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
Faculties: Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
Depositing User: editor centrim
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5949

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