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Business model and innovation orientations in manufacturing SMEs: An Australian multi-case study

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posted on 01.04.2019, 00:00 authored by RC Beckett, Ross ChapmanRoss Chapman
Research studies of SME innovation practice observe some common themes, such as an orientation towards networking, and some differences that may seem activity-related (e.g. production or service). In this paper we suggest the kinds of innovation activity undertaken by an SME will depend on their dominant business model and owner/enterprise attitudes, each one being moderated by purposeful networking. This is illustrated in our review of data from 50 case studies, where combining a CEO narrative analysis with secondary data on the nature of the firm has identified seven generic manufacturing business models. We observe these may be adopted singly or in combination to pursue a competitive advantage, and the dominant business model may change over time as new capabilities are developed and/or in response to market changes.

History

Volume

6

Issue

1

Start Page

111

End Page

134

Number of Pages

24

eISSN

2183-0606

Publisher

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Additional Rights

CC BY 3.0

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Swinburne University of Technology

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Innovation Management