Introduction: Promoting innovation in new ventures and small - and medium-sized enterprises

Tidd, Joe (2017) Introduction: Promoting innovation in new ventures and small - and medium-sized enterprises. In: Tidd, Joseph (ed.) Promoting innovation in new ventures and small - and medium-sized enterprises. Series on technology management . World Scientific. ISBN 9781786343475 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Since the pioneering work scholars such as Joseph Schumpeter and Peter Drucker, the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship have evolved to become two separate and distinct disciplines. Schumpeter 1 focused on the contributions of entrepreneurial startups and smaller firms, whereas Schumpeter 2 emphasized the role of formal research, development and industrial innovation in larger firms. Unfortunately, the study and practice of each field has suffered as a result: entrepreneurship has become preoccupied with individual entrepreneurs and small business creation, and innovation is dominated by corporate R&D and new product development.

Promoting Innovation in New Ventures and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) aims to bridge these two fields by examining innovation in new ventures and SMEs. This book identifies themes which can reunite the study and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation by examining a potentially bridging phenomenon. The focus here is on high growth, innovative SMEs, and the interactions between SMEs and larger organizations, private and public. It is organized around three overlapping themes: SME innovation performance, practices and networks.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: innovation entrepreneurship SMEs
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Research Centres and Groups: Intrapreneurship Hub
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0173.2 Technological change
Depositing User: Joseph Tidd
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 15:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66853

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