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Factors Influencing Innovation In Smes In Romania



    () (Academy of Economies Studies from Bucharest, Economic Sciences)


    () (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest Romania, Agronomy)


Innovation is a broad concept and it is not in contradiction with tradition. Any entrepreneur, even when working in a traditional sector or businesses with strong traditions such as a family business can be innovative. Innovation is not only pushed by the entrepreneur but is increasingly market pulled. Through an innovation ¬entrepreneur it is wanted to influence his market structure or to develop new markets. Radical innovations introduce new business concepts, which require an ability to organize resources and competence in novel patterns. Enterprises extend their ability to develop new business concepts, their dynamic capability, by accessing external re¬sources. This study proposes to investigate how the use of external resources varies in the course of SMEs innovation processes, and how deployment of external resources is influenced by the nature of the innovation as well as by the context of the innovation process.

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  • Holban Oncioiu Ionica & Oncioiu Florin Razvan, 2010. "Factors Influencing Innovation In Smes In Romania," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 256-261, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2010:i:2:p:256-261

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    Small and Medium Enterprises; competitiveness; innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation


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