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Internetisation Management as a Facilitator for Managing Innovation in High Technology Smaller Firms
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5960-9270
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute of Medicine Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2013 (English)In: Global Business Review, ISSN 0972-1509, E-ISSN 0973-0664, Vol. 14, no 1, 121-136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Managing innovation in smaller firms imposes challenges of specific nature. Such challenges include: scarcity of resources for R&D and innovation activities, complexity of scientific fields, coordinating innovation activities with the operational functions of the firm and availability of access to up-to-date scientific excellence. A question of importance should be raised as to how one can use the recent development in information and communication technologies (ITCs) to meet these challenges and to facilitate innovation activities in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), specially the high- technology smaller firms (HTSFs), as these use innovation as their major competitive edge. In this conceptual paper we proposed using a newly introduced management paradigm, namely “internetisation management” to achieve the said. In the article we discussed the different challenges of innovation in HTSFs and how these challenges can be meet when adapting the internetisation management paradigm. The work shed the light on the need for a coupling between management and innovation studies in relation to SMEs while taking in consideration the e-globalized nature of the modern economy. It addresses in a more particular way HTSFs need for that coupling.

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SAGE Publications India, 2013. Vol. 14, no 1, 121-136 p.
Keyword [en]
High technology smaller firms, small and medium-sized enterprises, HTSFs, SMEs, internetisation management, management innovation, e-globalization, innovation management, open innovation, information and communication technologies, ICTs
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79548DOI: 10.1177/0972150912466462OAI: diva2:543437
Available from: 2012-08-08 Created: 2012-08-08 Last updated: 2016-05-04Bibliographically approved

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