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Pervasive limitations : innovatiing with Ambient Intelligence (AmI) technologies and restricted absorptive capacity in Australian SME manufacturers

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by K Hayes, Ross Chapman
The last 25 years have seen rapid increases in the number and sophistication of technological and process innovations in large manufacturers, producing dramatic improvements in productivity and efficiency. However, smaller manufacturers’ adoption of such innovations has been uneven. Ambient Intelligence (AmI) technologies are being positioned as the next performance and productivity enhancing purchase for manufacturers. This paper defines and gives examples of AmI technologies in current use, summarises AmI technologies of potential interest to small and medium enterprise (SME) manufacturers, and identifies potential impacts of restricted absorptive capacity in SMEs on the adoption of AmI technologies. Comparing two SME manufacturers, one from Germany and one from Australia illustrates a potential application of generic AmI technology based business solutions to a range of SME manufacturers.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

17

Number of Pages

17

Start Date

01/01/2008

ISBN-13

9781863081443

Location

Auckland, N.Z.

Publisher

Promaco Conventions

Place of Publication

Canning Bridge, W. A.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International conference; University of Western Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference