publication . Book . 2014

SME Innovation & Differentiation as a Business Strategic Priority – Leveraging the SME IT-Capability Maturity Framework

Carcary, Marian;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2014
  • Publisher: IVI: Innovation Value Institute
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
In a globalized business landscape characterised by complex and evolving operational environments, “standing out from the crowd” is an important factor in effectively competing on the global stage. Despite greater resource constraints, Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are recognised for their agility and flexibility comparative to larger firms, and thus may be better positioned to achieve a distinctive edge through exploiting innovation and differentiation-related business opportunities. Innovation, which is regarded as pivotal to business longevity, is critical to SMEs for multiple reasons. Ability to innovate, however, is dependent on several internal...
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