Uncovering a model for innovation practices through excelling SMEs

George Boag, Jean-Jacques Chanaron, Garry Clark, Alastair Davies, Paul Ferri, David Greer, Nola Hewitt-Dundas, Dan Hodges, Kazuyoshi Ishii, Kristina Risom Jespersen, L.J. Lekkerkerk, Gary Lynn, Eoin McFadden, Susie Mitchell, Laure Morel, Martin Rhisiart, Scott Sinclair, Puay Tang, Rajnish Tiwari, Yang Zhao

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Abstract

Given research on the relationship between innovation and firm performance in various sectors, the understanding of strategies and practices of innovation management in SMEs is still limited. In this proposed research, we will explore strategies and practices of innovation management in excelling SMEs that serve niche markets. We will (1) identify excelling SMEs in selected countries of the Anglo-Saxon model and the Nippon-Rhineland model; (2) compare strategies and practices of the SMEs within and across the countries; (3) find out innovation management practices that have contributed to the leadership of the SMEs in their markets; (4) discern similarities in these innovation management practices; and (5) explore the differences between the SMEs in the Anglo-Saxon model and those in the Nippon-Rhineland model. We will conduct in-depth case studies in Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA. We expect findings to contribute to the enhancement of SME productivity, survival, and policies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2017
Event24th International Conference on Production Research - Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
Duration: 30 Jul 20173 Aug 2017
http://www.24icpr2017.put.poznan.pl/

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Production Research
CountryPoland
CityPoznan
Period30/07/173/08/17
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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Innovation
Innovation management
Management of innovation
Management practices
Japan
The Netherlands
Firm performance
Innovation performance
Enhancement
France
Niche markets
Productivity
Germany
Denmark

Keywords

  • SME
  • Innovation management
  • Anglo-Saxon
  • Nippon-Rhineland
  • UK
  • Case study

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Boag, G., Chanaron, J-J., Clark, G., Davies, A., Ferri, P., Greer, D., ... Zhao, Y. (2017). Uncovering a model for innovation practices through excelling SMEs. Poster session presented at 24th International Conference on Production Research, Poznan, Poland.
Boag, George ; Chanaron, Jean-Jacques ; Clark, Garry ; Davies, Alastair ; Ferri, Paul ; Greer, David ; Hewitt-Dundas, Nola ; Hodges, Dan ; Ishii, Kazuyoshi ; Jespersen, Kristina Risom ; Lekkerkerk, L.J. ; Lynn, Gary ; McFadden, Eoin ; Mitchell, Susie ; Morel, Laure ; Rhisiart, Martin ; Sinclair, Scott ; Tang, Puay ; Tiwari, Rajnish ; Zhao, Yang. / Uncovering a model for innovation practices through excelling SMEs. Poster session presented at 24th International Conference on Production Research, Poznan, Poland.4 p.
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2017. Poster session presented at 24th International Conference on Production Research, Poznan, Poland.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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AU - Hodges, Dan

AU - Ishii, Kazuyoshi

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AU - Lynn, Gary

AU - McFadden, Eoin

AU - Mitchell, Susie

AU - Morel, Laure

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AU - Zhao, Yang

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Boag G, Chanaron J-J, Clark G, Davies A, Ferri P, Greer D et al. Uncovering a model for innovation practices through excelling SMEs. 2017. Poster session presented at 24th International Conference on Production Research, Poznan, Poland.