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Innovation as the key component of the winning strategy for SME growing

– by Rubén Darío Cruz – SMEs have been recognized as critical in the economic and social development of most countries. They are especially important for their role in job creation with low investment, regional development, as suppliers to large … Continue reading

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Where Does Innovation Belong?

– by Richard Dealtry – I am very interested in questions about innovation. Where does it belong in any company? Who is the head of innovation? Are they at Director-level or does responsibility reside with someone in Accounts, or Production, or … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial culture and start-ups: a new culture encouraging entrepreneurship could trigger more innovative start-ups

– by Klaus-Heiner Röhl – Start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs are drivers of economic growth in regions and nations. But European regions show a rather low number of successful high growth start-ups compared to the United States. Innovative start-ups in Europe are … Continue reading

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How Asia increases productivity through SME internationalization

– by Shigehiro Shinozaki – Since the 1990s, the global economy has been supported by high growth of labor productivity in Asia. However, the growth pace of labor productivity in the region has been slowing since the 2008/09 global financial … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Innovation

– by Adriano La Vopa – “Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by” an employee “and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call”. With these words … Continue reading

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Innovation in Latin America: Potential Untapped Due to Weak Economic Conditions

– by Ricardo Aceves – Prospects for increasing innovation are lackluster The weak economic performance seen this year in Latin America has accentuated the need to increase productivity as a key vehicle for more solid and sustained long-term growth. Supporting innovation … Continue reading

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How effective are public innovation support programmes?

– by Eva Diedrichs – In many countries public innovation support programmes are in place – mainly to support the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). A recent international IMP³rove survey including SMEs’, policy makers’, and intermediaries’ view on … Continue reading

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