Effect of Inbound OI on Performance in Manufacturing SMEs
2014 (English)In: Proceedings Of ISPIM Conferences / [ed] Huizingh, K.R.E, Conn, S. Torkkeli, M. and Bitran, I., 2014, Vol. 25Conference paper (Other academic)
With many manufacturing SMEs underperforming, the purpose of this paper is to evaluate which aspects of Open Innovation (OI) are applied and how these affect the performance of manufacturing SMEs. Using a set of 132 Swedish manufacturing SMEs, internal and external aspects affecting OI application were evaluated with regard how they affect OI performance. Two clusters were identified. One cluster had higher values on all variables except from supporting organizational structures, where the other group had the higher value. However, the variable with the strongest differentiating impact was by far strategic orientation. There was no significant difference in financial performance between the two clusters but several significant differences could be established regarding innovation performance measurements.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 25
Manufacturing SMEs, Open innovation, performance, supporting management, internal, external, openness, strategic orientation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123349ISBN: 978-952-265-591-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123349DiVA: diva2:881766
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