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ICT use for innovation in Swedish industrial service SMEs
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3255-414X
2007 (English)In: The first Nordic innovation research conference - Finnkampen / [ed] Harri Haapasalo; Päivi Iskanius, Oulu: University of Oulu, 2007, p. 167-180Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the era of technology, SMEs are operating in a dynamic and turbulent business environment. In this era, innovation is the main driver for competitiveness, and use of ICT is the basic requirement to conduct business. Therefore, better understanding of the relationship between use of ICT and innovation has emerged as an important research topic. In this qualitative study, we therefore investigate how SMEs from the industrial service sector can use ICT for innovation. The results suggest that ICT is used in very different ways. While some uses clearly are linked to increased innovation, other uses do not affect innovation much. The link between ICT and innovation seem to vary between firms. While some firms see ICT as a major tool for innovation, others see it just as a (poor) tool for communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oulu: University of Oulu, 2007. p. 167-180
Series
Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series C. Technica, ISSN 0355-3213 ; 266
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31635Local ID: 5e1823b0-21c0-11dc-829a-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-951-42-8353-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-31635DiVA: diva2:1004869
Conference
Northern Innovation Research NIR Conference : 08/12/2006 - 09/12/2006
Note
Godkänd; 2007; Bibliografisk uppgift: Winner of the Best Paper Award; 20070623 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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