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Strategic innovationas driver for sme performance in Yemen

AlQershi, Nagwan and Abas, Zakaria and Mohd Mokhtar, Sany Sanuri (2018) Strategic innovationas driver for sme performance in Yemen. In: Journal of Technology and Operations Management 13 (1), 26-37(2018), Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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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, andthe 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 policiesthrough 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: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic Innovation, SMEs, Performance
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Che Hasan Hashim
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 02:32
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 02:32

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