The relationship of technological innovation capabilities and business innovation capabilities on organization performance: preliminary findings of Malaysian food processing SMEs

Abdul Hamid, Nor Aziati and Tasmin, Rosmaini and Lim, Bee Jia and Abdulah, Nor Hazana (2014) The relationship of technological innovation capabilities and business innovation capabilities on organization performance: preliminary findings of Malaysian food processing SMEs. In: International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE 2014), 23-25 June 2014, Bergamo, Italy.

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Abstract

Due to the increasing of global competitive pressure, shortened product life cycles and ease of imitation, organizations must continue to innovate to ensure the organization sustainability. One of the major factors contributing to organization sustainability is innovation. Previous studies have shown significant impact of organizational innovation capabilities on product and service quality. Literature has identified various types of innovation in organization. Among them are business innovation capabilities and technological innovation capabilities. In the Malaysian context, business and technological innovation capabilities-related research, particularly among food SMEs are still not comprehensive. Many studies have overlooked at the process of successful TIC building in the industrialization of developing countries. To address the gap, this current empirical research identifies the relationship of BIC and TIC components at 30 Malaysian food SMEs in northern area. Using case study approach, the questionnaires were distributed among the top and middle management level staff. A total of 30 respondents involved in the survey. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential techniques. The study found that, BIC and TIC have moderate relationship on organizational performance. Business innovation capability was found to have the most influential impact. The findings could help food SMEs particularly in order to increase the level of innovation. The paper finalizes with some conclusions for industry and other actors, and also future research.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:business innovation capabilities; technological innovation capabilities; organization performance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation
ID Code:6183
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:04 Jan 2015 16:59
Last Modified:04 Jan 2015 16:59

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