Title
Do board composition and investor type influence innovativeness in SMEs?Do board composition and investor type influence innovativeness in SMEs?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Engineering Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Boston, Mass.,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
International entrepreneurship and management journal. - Boston, Mass.
Volume/pages
8(2012):3, p. 285-308
ISSN
1554-7191
ISI
000306587700003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Abstract Companies need to adapt and evolve if they wish to survive. Future success lies in the ability to develop innovative solutions for customers problems and needs. This study aims to explore the influence of corporate governance and ownership structure on (product) innovativeness in a sample of 49 small and medium sized firms (SMEs) in the Belgian manufacturing industries. The main findings of the study are twofold. Firstly, a significant positive relationship between innovativeness and the size of a firms board has been found. Secondly, business-to-consumer markets tend to be more innovative than business-to-business markets. No significant relationship was found between the investor type and a firms innovativeness.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/88eda5/58b2496.pdf
http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000306587700003&DestLinkType=RelatedRecords&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848
http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000306587700003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848
http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000306587700003&DestLinkType=CitingArticles&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848
Handle