Assembling capabilities for innovation: Evidence from New Zealand SMEs

Show simple item record Whittaker, DH en Fath, Benjamin en Fiedler, Antje en 2017-07-02T23:34:25Z en 2016-02 en
dc.identifier.citation International Small Business Journal 34(1):123-143 Feb 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 0266-2426 en
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dc.description.abstract This article draws upon survey data from New Zealand small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to explore the relationship between training, collaboration and innovation performance. Based on the perspective that SME owner–managers attempt to marshal both internal and external capabilities to improve innovation outcomes, it shows that strategies which focus on internal capabilities (training) only have no tangible effect. SMEs benefit from different capability strategies depending on their age. For younger firms, accessing external resources (collaboration) has a positive effect, while older SMEs benefit from a combined strategy (collaboration and training). Training effects are context (e.g. industry or sector) dependent and contingent on a broader approach to innovation. Our findings also suggest that demographic characteristics of the owner–manager influence the capability assembling strategy and are therefore, an important contingency for the innovation performance of SMEs. en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Small Business Journal en
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dc.title Assembling capabilities for innovation: Evidence from New Zealand SMEs en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0266242614548931 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 123 en
pubs.volume 34 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 143 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 457033 en Business and Economics en Graduate School of Management en Business Masters en
dc.identifier.eissn 1741-2870 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-09-27 en

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