Innovation : Management, Policy & Practice

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, April

Crafting Organizational Innovation Processes
ABSTRACTInnovation is a crucial component of business strategy, but the process of innovation may seem difficult to manage. To plan organizational initiatives around innovation or to bolster innovation requires a firm grasp of the innovation process....
Examining Partner Experience in Cross-Sector Collaborative Projects Focused on the Commercialization of R&D
ABSTRACTThe paper reports key findings from a four year study of cross-sector collaborative R&D projects in Australia testing a theoretical model formulated to explain partner collaboration experience and perceived project success. The study contributes...
Hunting the Snark: Some Reflections on the UK Experience of Support for the Small Business Sector
In the past twenty-five years the UK has experimented with a wide range of policies to promote small and medium size businesses (SMEs). Recently there has been a major overhaul of SME support policies in general and of science and innovation support...
Managing Marketing Externalities in Innovative Natural Resources-Based Clusters
ABSTRACTRegional clusters have been the basis for global competitiveness in smaller countries that may lack the domestic market necessary for growth, and for companies in developing economies with weaker infrastructure and limited supporting industries....
Nature and Strategy of Product Innovations in SMEs: A Case Study-Based Comparative Perspective of Japan and India
ABSTRACTThis paper traces the nature and strategy of product innovations of two SMEs in two different economic environments - one each in Japan and India. While the background of entrepreneurs and internal environment are similar, what distinguishes...
Structural Changes in Mature Venture Capital Industry: Evidence from Israel
ABSTRACTThis article deals with the penetration of Venture Capital (VC) industry to a new geographical market and the changes that took place during its transition from the growth to the mature stage of development. We suggest that when VC industry enters...
The Content and Role of Formal Contracts in High-Tech Alliances
ABSTRACTIn this study we investigate the governance structure of innovation processes in high-tech alliances, focusing on the content and role of formal contracts. The design of a formal agreement is one of the most important strategic decisions for...
The Innovation Deficit in Public Services: The Curious Problem of Too Much Efficiency and Not Enough Waste and Failure
ABSTRACTIt has long been recognized that government and public sector services suffer an innovation deficit compared to private or market-based services. This paper argues that this can be explained as an unintended consequence of the concerted public...
Using Government Procurement to Help Grow New Science and Technology Companies: Lessons from the US Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programme
In a past era, government procurement was a major lever for industry development and innovation - one thinks back to offset programmes, and commitments required under industry licensing schemes. The world has moved on. What might be the role of government...