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dc.contributor.authorMaldonado-Guzman, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturo
dc.contributor.authorPinzon-Castro, Sandra Yesenia
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikas
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T15:33:43Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T15:33:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-07
dc.identifier.citationGarza-Reyes, J. A. et al (2018) 'Innovation capabilities and performance: Are they truly linked in SMEs?', International Journal of Innovation Science, DOI: 10.1108/IJIS-12-2017-0139en
dc.identifier.issn17572223
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJIS-12-2017-0139
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622820
dc.description.abstractPurpose In an environment where business uncertainty is the norm, developing innovation capability in an organisation is increasingly important. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects that innovation capabilities have on the business performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the context of a regional developing and emerging economy of Mexico, in this case, Aguascalientes. Design/methodology/approach The approach of this study is quantitative. Four research hypotheses were formulated and tested using structural equation modelling (SEM). Data were collected through a questionnaire survey responded by 308 SMEs located in the Aguascalientes state of Mexico. Findings The results obtained show that innovation in products, processes, marketing and management has a positive and significant effect on the business return of Mexican SMEs. Originality/value The paper complements the limited body of knowledge currently existent in the SMEs innovation literature, particularly when compared to that of large organisations. Similar works in other settings have provided mixed results in regards to the effects that innovation capabilities have on the business performance of SMEs. Thus, this paper offers a refined understanding and validation of the relationship between innovation capabilities and business performance, especially within the context of SMEs, and insights into some of the innovation aspects that managers may consider when formulating the strategies of their organisations. Finally, it enables such relationship to be understood within a particular situation, contributing in this manner to expand the body of knowledge in the innovation field.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJIS-12-2017-0139en
dc.subjectInnovation capabilitiesen
dc.subjectMexicoen
dc.subjectBusiness performanceen
dc.subjectSmall to medium-sized enterprisesen
dc.titleInnovation capabilities and performance: Are they truly linked in SMEs?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Autónoma de Aguascalientesen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of the West of Englanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Innovation Scienceen
dc.internal.reviewer-note1/5/2018/LA - article not yet appearing on journal website https://emeraldinsight.com/loi/ijisen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T17:19:14Z
html.description.abstractPurpose In an environment where business uncertainty is the norm, developing innovation capability in an organisation is increasingly important. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects that innovation capabilities have on the business performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the context of a regional developing and emerging economy of Mexico, in this case, Aguascalientes. Design/methodology/approach The approach of this study is quantitative. Four research hypotheses were formulated and tested using structural equation modelling (SEM). Data were collected through a questionnaire survey responded by 308 SMEs located in the Aguascalientes state of Mexico. Findings The results obtained show that innovation in products, processes, marketing and management has a positive and significant effect on the business return of Mexican SMEs. Originality/value The paper complements the limited body of knowledge currently existent in the SMEs innovation literature, particularly when compared to that of large organisations. Similar works in other settings have provided mixed results in regards to the effects that innovation capabilities have on the business performance of SMEs. Thus, this paper offers a refined understanding and validation of the relationship between innovation capabilities and business performance, especially within the context of SMEs, and insights into some of the innovation aspects that managers may consider when formulating the strategies of their organisations. Finally, it enables such relationship to be understood within a particular situation, contributing in this manner to expand the body of knowledge in the innovation field.


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