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Small medium enterprises' resources and the development of innovation in Malaysia

Abu Bakar, Lily Julienti and Ahmad, Hartini (2010) Small medium enterprises' resources and the development of innovation in Malaysia. Journal of Innovation Management in Small & Medium Enterprises, 2010. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2166-076X

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More recent research has shifted attention from tangible to intangible resources as it perceived to be more important from a strategic point of view, since they bring together more frequently the requirements necessary for producing sustainable advantage: to be valuable, rare and difficult to imitate and replace by competitors (Barney 1991; Hitt et al. 2001).In view of the fact that there has been a dramatic increase in Malaysia SMEs development, this research reviews the SME resources and its contribution to innovation development. In the context of Malaysia manufacturing companies, reputational resources have been found given the highest impact on the product innovation performance compared to other factors.Survey was distributed randomly to the business owners and managers who work in various sizes of manufacturing firms.The response rate was 48% resulted from the personally administered questionnaire are considered highly favorable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small Medium Enterprise (SME), Innovation, SME Resources, lnnovation Performance.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Dr. Lily Julienti Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 03:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9608

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