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 Publishing (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.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 12:26
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 03:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: Queensland business; SME; innovation
Fields of Research (2008): 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
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350716 Small business organisation and management
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380109 Industry economics and industrial organisation
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-643-8.ch016
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8313

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