Publication
Title
Do board composition and investor type influence innovativeness in SMEs?
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International entrepreneurship and management journal. - Boston, Mass.
Publication
Boston, Mass. : 2012
ISSN
1554-7191
Volume/pages
8:3(2012), p. 285-308
ISI
000306587700003
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 15.07.2017
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