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Innovation and its Drivers in SMEs

O'Brien, S (2015) Innovation and its Drivers in SMEs. Change Management: An International Journal, 14 (3-4). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2327-798X

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The paper reviews the different approaches around innovation and seeks to examine the prevalent practices and drivers for change in businesses with less than 250 employees, which are more commonly known as Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises (SMEs). It is evident from previous discourse that innovation is important for business survival yet current discourse is also fragmented and wide-ranging with little consensus on which approach delivers success. While innovation is important the catalyst for change and for innovative measures to be applied seems to emanate from the entrepreneur. Thus this paper posits there is a vital role and importance that the individual entrepreneur plays as a driver of innovation in SMEs.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
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Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 08:50
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 08:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2329

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