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What is Innovation Performance

Handbook of Research on Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries
The use of an ideas or creativity to improve the products, processes, procedures that increase the significance, usefulness and performance of the products and services.
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Innovation Culture as a Mediator Between Specific Human Capital and Innovation Performance Among Bumiputera SMEs in Malaysia
Haniruzila Hanifah (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Hasliza Abdul Halim (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Noor Hazlina Ahmad (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), and Ali Vafaei-Zadeh (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2165-5.ch012
SMEs in Malaysia are dominated by Bumiputera that represent more than 50% of the Malaysian SME's population. However, there are many challenges faced by Bumiputera SMEs such as limited skilled workers, lack of creativity and knowledge. In this point of view, considering the specific human capital approach, the value, uniqueness, creativity, innovativeness and proactiveness are the most relevant features for innovation performance. To have an excellent innovation performance is to have an innovative culture where entrepreneurs needs to have creative employees which simultaneously improve the innovation performance in Bumiputera SMEs. This study focuses mainly on owner-manager of Bumiputera SMEs. It provides useful pointers to entrepreneurs and policy makers on the importance of specific human capital, innovative culture and enhancing innovation performance in Bumiputera SMEs.
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