Managing innovation for growth in high technology small firms

Kari Laine

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Abstract

This paper studies ways to support sustainable growth in high technology small firms by managing innovation. The paper examines technology based and knowledge intensive business service firms (KIBS) and their innovation management in Finland. The goal is to find at least one meaningful innovation process for a small KIBS firm that takes growth into consideration. In the paper incremental, radical, disruptive, open and systemic innovation are seen from small KIBS firm perspective a model that combines these types of innovation is presented. Two cases of small technology based small KIBS firms are also selected to closer examination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference 2008
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789036526685
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 21 May 200823 May 2008
Conference number: 16

Conference

Conference16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008
Abbreviated titleHTSF
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period21/05/0823/05/08

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