Skip navigation

Bookboon.com Download free eBooks and textbooks

Choose a category

Innovation and Small Business - Volume 2

Innovation and Small Business - Volume 2
4.4 (16 reviews) Read reviews
ISBN: 978-87-7681-733-6
1 edition
Pages : 113
  • Price: 129.00 kr
  • Price: €13.99
  • Price: £13.99
  • Price: ₹250
  • Price: $13.99
  • Price: 129.00 kr
  • Price: 129.00 kr

Download for FREE in 4 easy steps...

We are terribly sorry, but in order to download our books or watch our videos, you will need a browser that allows JavaScript.
After entering your email address, a confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. Please approve this email to receive our weekly eBook update. We will not share your personal information with any third party.
eLib
Unlock your organization's learning potential
See Demo

Corporate eLibrary

Discover our employee learning solutions

This is a Premium eBook

Bookboon Premium - Gain access to over 800 eBooks - without ads

You can get free access for a month to this - and 800 other books with the Premium Subscription. You can also buy the book below

  • Start a 30-day free trial. After trial: 39.99 kr p/m
  • Start a 30-day free trial. After trial: €5.99 p/m
  • Start a 30-day free trial. After trial: £4.99 p/m
  • Start a 30-day free trial. After trial: ₹299 p/m
  • Start a 30-day free trial. After trial: $3.99 p/m
  • Start a 30-day free trial. After trial: 39.99 kr p/m
  • Start a 30-day free trial. After trial: 39.99 kr p/m
eLib
Unlock your organization's learning potential
Click here!

Corporate eLibrary

Discover our employee learning solutions

About the book

  1. Reviews
  2. Description
  3. Preface
  4. Content

Reviews

Prof. Tariq Sh Younis ★★★★★

Great to see such title and detailed contents. It is useful for all business students

Description

This second volume considers industrial settings and essentially attempts to apply the theory considered in volume one. Furthermore, this volume recognizes the contributions of small firms to these industries, firmly establishing the pivotal role they play in future economic development and prosperity. This is achieved by investigating a number of industries such as agri-food, health, energy, construction and heritage. In particular there is consideration of innovative and sustainable solutions, the assessment of research and development, technology and multimedia knowledge management systems.

Preface

On the global stage small businesses are represented in many different communities. At a UK and EU level small businesses are defined as having 10-50 employees and offer considerable scope for innovation and productivity. Additionally, the European Union Research and Advisory Board (EURAB, 2004) has provided a helpful typology in terms of the amount of R&D that is undertaken. Four basic categories provide insight into the level of use and the extent of R&D that is conducted. A basic category of some seventy percent of small businesses undertake little or no R&D; about twenty percent are technology adopting adapting existing technologies as low innovative businesses; less than ten percent combine or develop existing technologies at an innovative level; and less than three percent are involved in high level research. The distinctive characteristics of, and pathways into, leading technology users as they attain a critical market edge therefore require identification.

Small businesses that are early adopters of more advanced technology applications tend to be more entrepreneurial in their growth strategies and core opinion formers in their networks (Cohen and Levinthal, 1990; Zahra and George, 2002; Gray, 2006). They are likely to conduct more research and R&D or adapt technological applications to their requirements than other small businesses. It is therefore hoped that this second volume will provide a greater understanding of these innovation dynamics for small businesses in industrial settings.

Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Agri Food - Innovative and Sustainable Solutions
  3. Health – Assessing Research and Development in Health sector small companies
  4. Energy - Sustainable Energy through Research and Development
  5. Construction – Innovation, Technology and Small Construction Enterprises
  6. Museums and Small Memory Institutions – Multimedia Knowledge Management Systems
  7. Conclusions
  8. References
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
    2. Chapter 2: Agri Food - Innovative and Sustainable Solutions
    3. Chapter 3: Health – Assessing Research and Development in Health sector small companies
    4. Chapter 4: Energy - Sustainable Energy through Research and Development 100
    5. Chapter 5: Construction – Innovation, Technology and Small Construction Enterprises
    6. Chapter 6: Museums and Small Memory Institutions – Multimedia Knowledge Management Systems
    7. Chapter 7: Conclusions
  9. About the Contributors
  10. Index
This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with EU regulation.