Publication
Title
Innovation in creative SME's in Flanders: a case study based analysis
Author
Abstract
This chapter analyzes the innovative profile of the Flemish creative 'design sector' using data obtained from 51 companies, taking part in an Innovation Diagnostic of their enterprise. Flemish creative companies are typically very small, but highly innovative. Results clearly show that the Flemish creative industry faces a number of specific challenges, mostly related to risk assessment and financing constraints. Moreover, creative entrepreneurs often lack the necessary economic background required to successfully commercialize their innovations and manage their business in an optimal way. Finally, government support appears not to be very well adapted to the need of micro firms (employing less than ten employees) in general and to the requirements of the creative sector specifically.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation and Management, December 10-11, 2008, Maastricht, The Netherlands / Duysters, G. [edit.]; et al. [edit.]
Publication
Wuhan : Wuhan University Technology Press, 2008
ISBN
978-7-5629-2865-2
Volume/pages
p. 2210-2230
ISI
000263151801087
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 06.05.2009
Last edited 27.11.2017