Exploring the enablers of organizational and marketing innovations in SMEs: findings from South-Western Nigeria

Ajayi, Oluseyi Moses and Morton, Susan C. (2015) Exploring the enablers of organizational and marketing innovations in SMEs: findings from South-Western Nigeria. SAGE Open, 5 (1). ISSN 2158-2440

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Abstract

Previous research studies on innovation tend to focus on process and product innovations. Recent theoretical opinions reveal that Organizational and Marketing Innovations (OMIs) could be the necessary prerequisites to optimally utilize and deploy such process and product innovations. It is important to note that there is a dearth of information on the enablers of OMIs capabilities among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Despite their closeness to their customers, many SMEs are finding it difficult to achieve successful and effective innovations; these are innovations that have a positive impact on the business growth and returns. This study presents findings from exploratory qualitative research conducted in SouthWestern Nigeria. Drawing upon information-rich evidence from 13 in-depth interviews with the owners and the managers of SMEs, this study identifies some enablers that can promote SMEs' OMIs capabilities, effective innovations, and organizational survival. © The Author(s) 2015.

Keywords:Marketing innovation, Organizational innovation, Organizational survival, SMEs, Soft innovations, South-Western Nigeria, bmjgoldcheck, NotOAChecked
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:17414
Deposited On:03 Jun 2015 14:36

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