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Implementing SME innovative practices: a framework of push-pull factors


Susomrith, P and Amankwaa, A, Implementing SME innovative practices: a framework of push-pull factors, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2017, 7-10 February 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 12. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Despite the enormous contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the Australian economy, there is arguably no study on factors that stimulate SMEs to create and exploit their new ideas. However, previous studies have shown that such innovation practices lead to improved SME performance. We develop a model that focuses on organisational and external factors that affect SME innovation practices in Australia. We highlight funding, collaboration, knowledge infrastructure, human capital, and management/leadership as the key organisational factors that affect SME innovation practices. Our model also highlights legislations/regulations, political climate, technology, economic, social and demographic as the external factors that indirectly affect SME innovation practices. We further argue that these external factors ‘push’ or ‘pull’ SME innovation practices depending on the interaction with specific organisational factors. As a context case, we use some legislations and tax policies in Australia to highlight how they indirectly affect the implementation of SME innovation practices.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:innovative practices, push-pull factors, SMEs
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Innovation management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Amankwaa, A (Dr Albert Amankwaa)
ID Code:149358
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2022-03-27
Last Modified:2022-06-09

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