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Strategic innovation as driver for SME performance in Yemen

AlQershi, Nagwan and Abas, Zakaria and Mohd Mokhtar, Sany Sanuri (2018) Strategic innovation as driver for SME performance in Yemen. Journal of Technology and Operations Management, 13 (1). pp. 26-36. ISSN 1823-514X

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Success lies at the heart of every organization’s ability to innovate, innovation is one of the most important strategies of competition, both for large and small firms, it is widely held in the literature and among practitioners that small and medium enterprises (SME) are instrumental in the economic development of countries worldwide. However, the contribution of SMEs can only be possible through performance.This study is a conceptual discussion of manufacturing SME performance in Yemen and the effect of strategic innovation.The performance is considered to be very low, and the country is ranked by the Global Innovation Index as one the lowest in terms of innovation.The study discusses strategic innovation and presents a framework for understanding the concept in 10 different ways. It concludes by recommending some policies through which the government of Yemen can assist manufacturing SMEs.Specifically, the study recommends that the government should provide training subsidies to manufacturing SMEs because innovation can only take place when human resources are adequately trained.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic Innovation, SMEs, Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2018 00:46
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2018 00:46
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24697

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