This paper presents a multiple case study research, which aims to develop a better understanding into how policy makers can facilitate acceleration of R&D and innovation in manufacturing SMEs. The results demonstrate that low perception of value of R&D projects, risk of failure and a lack of networking are identified as the key barriers. The research results suggest that a low perception of value of R&D and innovation is largely a symptom of those barriers. In order to overcome these barriers, manufacturing SMEs need support to access to the customer needs, de-risk R&D and innovation projects and be informed about available funding through simplified communication mechanisms.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 3 May 2016|
|Event||5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management P&OM - Havana International Conference Centre, Havana, Cuba|
Duration: 6 Sep 2016 → 10 Sep 2016
|Conference||5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management P&OM|
|Abbreviated title||POMS, EurOMA and JOMSA Joint World Conference|
|Period||6/09/16 → 10/09/16|
- high performance manufacturing
- supply chain management
Ates, A. (Accepted/In press). Joining forces in manufacturing value chains for collaborative R&D and innovation : an SME perspective. Paper presented at 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management P&OM, Havana, Cuba.