Simpson, B.M. (2001) Innovation and the micro-enterprise. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2 (3-4). pp. 377-387. ISSN 1460-6720Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have increasingly been placed under the scholarly microscope, particularly with respect to their capacity for innovation. But how small is small? This paper is concerned with micro-enterprises (those employing fewer than 20 people) which, although they exist in tremendous numbers worldwide, remain largely unexplored by organisational scholars. Using New Zealand micro-enterprises as an illustration, this paper advocates a cognitive approach to developing a greater understanding of innovation in this important class of organisations.
|Keywords:||micro-enterprises, innovation, communication, organisational cognition, cognitive mapping, new zealand, Management. Industrial Management, Strategy and Management, Marketing, Engineering(all), Computer Science Applications|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||07 Nov 2007|
|Last modified:||06 Jan 2017 04:38|