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Specificity of Innovative Gazelles <Influence of access to finance networking and knowledge base on innovativeness>

Antic, Milana and Semenchuk, Nadia (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This study aims to present different factors influencing growth comparing Innovative Gazelles and other average SMEs. In addition, this study will investigate relevance of factors fostering innovation in high-growing SMEs in a cross-country perspective in order to show how Innovative Gazelles differ from SMEs in general. The study applies qualitative approach of multi case study, which will be conducted on the bases of deductively chosen prepositions. These prepositions will be tested on empirical results found during primary data collection and confronted to secondary data available. The theories used consist of previous studies on topics of factors influencing innovation and SMEs growth, and surveys on the mentioned. They have served as... (More)
This study aims to present different factors influencing growth comparing Innovative Gazelles and other average SMEs. In addition, this study will investigate relevance of factors fostering innovation in high-growing SMEs in a cross-country perspective in order to show how Innovative Gazelles differ from SMEs in general. The study applies qualitative approach of multi case study, which will be conducted on the bases of deductively chosen prepositions. These prepositions will be tested on empirical results found during primary data collection and confronted to secondary data available. The theories used consist of previous studies on topics of factors influencing innovation and SMEs growth, and surveys on the mentioned. They have served as a base for analyzing empirical results of Innovative Gazelles. Empirical data has been gathered through questionnaire and semi structured interviews conducted with CEO/founders of SMEs that fulfill requirements of Innovative Gazelles-Yunasko, Teleskin, Calyx and Skipso. The results are presented under three factors set deductively and under inductive findings. It was determined that factors chosen for the research show different relevance for Innovative Gazelles than for average SME. Specific nature of Innovative Gazelles was concluded, that also differs due to major focus on export/or digital access, dramatically higher percent of higher educated people, careful mixture of collaborative cooperation and strict subordination inside the company, broad access to finance solutions and flexibility. Cross country multi case research showed that Innovative Gazelles are companies that do not differ on country bases. (Less)
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Antic, Milana and Semenchuk, Nadia
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organization
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Innovative Gazelles, Innovation, Access to Finance, Networking, Knowledge Base, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
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1977488
date added to LUP
2011-05-31
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  abstract     = {This study aims to present different factors influencing growth comparing Innovative Gazelles and other average SMEs. In addition, this study will investigate relevance of factors fostering innovation in high-growing SMEs in a cross-country perspective in order to show how Innovative Gazelles differ from SMEs in general. The study applies qualitative approach of multi case study, which will be conducted on the bases of deductively chosen prepositions. These prepositions will be tested on empirical results found during primary data collection and confronted to secondary data available. The theories used consist of previous studies on topics of factors influencing innovation and SMEs growth, and surveys on the mentioned. They have served as a base for analyzing empirical results of Innovative Gazelles. Empirical data has been gathered through questionnaire and semi structured interviews conducted with CEO/founders of SMEs that fulfill requirements of Innovative Gazelles-Yunasko, Teleskin, Calyx and Skipso. The results are presented under three factors set deductively and under inductive findings. It was determined that factors chosen for the research show different relevance for Innovative Gazelles than for average SME. Specific nature of Innovative Gazelles was concluded, that also differs due to major focus on export/or digital access, dramatically higher percent of higher educated people, careful mixture of collaborative cooperation and strict subordination inside the company, broad access to finance solutions and flexibility. Cross country multi case research showed that Innovative Gazelles are companies that do not differ on country bases.},
  author       = {Antic, Milana and Semenchuk, Nadia},
  keyword      = {Innovative Gazelles,Innovation,Access to Finance,Networking,Knowledge Base,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Specificity of Innovative Gazelles <Influence of access to finance networking and knowledge base on innovativeness>},
  year         = {2011},
}