Innovation and the micro-enterprise

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)377-387
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Services Technology and Management
    Volume2
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • micro-enterprises
    • innovation
    • communication
    • organisational cognition
    • cognitive mapping
    • new zealand

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