Study of SME innovation in two Queensland industries

Thorpe, David and Goh, Steven (2010) Study of SME innovation in two Queensland industries. In: Innovation in business and enterprise: technologies and frameworks. IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA, pp. 240-259. ISBN 978-1-61520-643-8

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Abstract

This chapter describes research in innovation in smaller SME firms in Southern Queensland, Australia. The industries selected for this study were micro manufacturing in the Darling Downs Region and domestic building constructions in South East Queensland. Results of this research and its implications for innovation in the SME industry sector are discussed. While the firms studied, and the research methodology used, were quite different in each case, it was found that there were common factors that aided and inhibited innovation in each industry. These factors have implications for SME firms in other industries. Suggestions are made in the chapter with respect to the ongoing facilitation of innovation in such firms.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 16. Permanent restricted access to book, due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 658.4063 Inn and electronic ed also available.
Depositing User: Mr Steven Goh
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 12:26
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 03:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: Queensland business; SME; innovation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.4018/978-1-61520-643-8.ch016
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8313

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