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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.
2007 (English)In: The first Nordic innovation research conference - Finnkampen / [ed] Harri Haapasalo; Päivi Iskanius, Oulu: University of Oulu, 2007, 167-180 p.Conference 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.

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Oulu: University of Oulu, 2007. 167-180 p.
, Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series C. Technica, ISSN 0355-3213 ; 266
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31635Local ID: 5e1823b0-21c0-11dc-829a-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-951-42-8353-6OAI: diva2:1004869
Northern Innovation Research NIR Conference : 08/12/2006 - 09/12/2006
Godkänd; 2007; Bibliografisk uppgift: Winner of the Best Paper Award; 20070623 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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