How much innovation is enough? The case of Australian small firms

Gronum, Sarel and Verreynne, Martie-Louise (2011). How much innovation is enough? The case of Australian small firms. In: Alex Maritz, Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. 8th AGSE International Research Exchange, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (511-525). 1-4 February 2011.

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Author Gronum, Sarel
Verreynne, Martie-Louise
Title of paper How much innovation is enough? The case of Australian small firms
Conference name 8th AGSE International Research Exchange
Conference location Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Conference dates 1-4 February 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
Place of Publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780980332872
Editor Alex Maritz
Start page 511
End page 525
Total pages 15
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The importance of innovation to small firms has been much debated, but conflicting results from existing research identify more questions than answers. Yet, a better understanding of how innovation can improve performance may hold much benefit to small firms. This quantitative study uses a large scale longitudinal dateset on Australian small firm innovation to shed light on the directionality, temporality and contextual nature of this relationship. We find that the innovation - performance relationship is a mutually beneficial, reciprocal relationship which is context dependent. Innovation breadth characteristics of diminishing returns.
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Created: Sun, 13 Mar 2011, 10:42:36 EST by Dr Martie-louise Verreynne on behalf of UQ Business School