The relationship of business innovation capabilities and technology innovation capabilities on SME organization performance: a conceptual framework

Abdul Hamid, Nor Aziati and Tasmin, Rosmaini (2013) The relationship of business innovation capabilities and technology innovation capabilities on SME organization performance: a conceptual framework. In: Proceedings the 2nd International Conference on Global Optimization and Its Applications 2013 (ICoGOIA2013) , 28-29 August 2013, Melaka, Malaysia .

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Abstract

Due to the global competitive pressure that is increasing, shortened product life cycles and ease of imitation, firms must continue to innovate to maintain competitiveness. Previous studies have shown that organizational innovation capabilities have significantly impacted company performance. Among the most cited organizational innovation capabilities discussed by past scholars are technological innovation capability (TIC) and business innovation capability (BIC). The importance of both technological and business innovation has only been shown very recently in electronics and automobile high-tech manufacturing industries, but has as yet little advanced our understanding of the connection between them especially in the context of small and medium enterprise (SME). In Malaysia context, SMEs especially in manufacturing sector make a significant contribution to economic growth. To address this gap, the present study contributes to an understanding of the association between TIC and BIC and supports the hypotheses. The proposed conceptual framework of the study can further be used for future research to validate the hypotheses. The study argues that the impact of company performance can be better understood when the BIC and TIC dimensions are taken into account. Additionally, the framework will help the managers in making decisions and better implementation of innovation policies to strengthen the competitiveness of the company.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:business innovation capability; technological innovation capabilities, organization performance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD45-45.2 Technological innovations. Automation
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation
ID Code:4424
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:24 Oct 2013 12:19
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 15:26

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