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Networking: small firm's gate to competitiveness
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3255-414X
Murcia Catholic University San Antonio.
2008 (English)In: XX Encuentro de Profesores Universitarios de Marketing 2008, Esic Editorial , 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation process has been widely studied in the business environments and it is really important to the competitiveness and survival of firms. Besides, in a global context, where product innovation has become increasingly more challenging, SMEs are even more dependent on external resources because the process of NPD is becoming more complex. In this context, networking has been considered as an alternative and potentially complementary solution that could help SMEs to overcome their innovation problems. Even when networking can be viewed from several perspectives, this study focuses on two important aspects: the networking capability and the network configuration. Our main purpose is to examine how both variables influence small firm innovativeness and firm performance. The analysis is based on 291 small Swedish firms. The results show that network configuration is influence positively firm innovativeness, and that NC has a strong positive impact on innovation and firm performance.

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Esic Editorial , 2008.
Keyword [en]
fasteass, Industrial engineering and economy - Industrial organisation, administration and economics
Keyword [sv]
Industriell teknik och ekonomi - Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28025Local ID: 1abece50-6ed3-11dd-8151-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-84-7356-565-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-28025DiVA, id: diva2:1001218
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Encuentro de Profesores Universitarios de Marketing, EMARK 08 : 17/09/2008 - 19/09/2008
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Fastelaboratoriet - VINNEXC
Note
Godkänd; 2008; Bibliografisk uppgift: Book of abstracts with full papers on CD-ROM; 20080820 (vinpar)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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