Drivers of Innovation Practices in SMEs: A Literature Review

Drivers of Innovation Practices in SMEs: A Literature Review

Prateek Modi (National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India) and A. M. Rawani (National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/IJEEI.2020010103


In terms of industries or business, one of the very important aspects of any growing economy is SMEs which are responsible for driving innovation and development in different areas. SMEs should possess a strategy which manages decisions effectively. Innovation is the key to making such strategies effective to achieve the ultimate goals. Presently, there are so many studies available in the literature for big industries, but less literature is available which collects drivers of innovation practice in SMEs in one article. Hence this article concentrates on discovering some of the driving forces of innovation practice in SMEs through previous studies. There are some factors which act as drivers for innovation practice in SMEs, these drivers help the SMEs to achieve their desired target. A basic literature review approach is embraced to viably identify those key drivers. This study contributes to the innovation management articles on SMEs. Some future research constraints are also suggested in the article.
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Importance Of Innovation Practices In Smes

Innovation is the key to progress for SMEs, due to globalization of business sectors with a higher contention condition, fast industrial changes and shorter item and innovation lifecycles, numerous organizations, particularly the SMEs are tending towards making innovation the key driver for competitive behaviour, Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are progressively perceived as focal supporters of innovation and assumed as a critical part in the economies of several nations, SMEs are a critical power for monetary improvement in India. In Italy, Japan and France, the SMEs consists 99% of the industries. In American subcontinent SMEs consists of 98% of the industries although the USA is famous for its big scale industries (Dadfar et al., 2013; Kapoor, 2016; Liu, Li, and Zhang, 2012).

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