Exploring the enablers of organisational and marketing innovations in SMEs: findings from South-western Nigeria

Ajayi, Oluseyi Moses and Morton, Susan C. (2013) Exploring the enablers of organisational and marketing innovations in SMEs: findings from South-western Nigeria. In: British Academy of Management 2013 Conference, Innovation Track, Managing to Make a Difference, 10-12 September 2013, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.

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Abstract

Previous research studies on innovation tend to focus on process and product innovations. Recent theoretical opinions reveal that Organisational and Marketing Innovations (OMIs) could be the necessary prerequisites to optimally utilise 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 the SMEs. Despite their closeness to their customers, many SMEs are finding it difficult to achieve successful and effective innovations; these are innovations that have positive impact on the business growth and returns. This study presents findings from exploratory qualitative research conducted in
the South-western 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 organisational survival.

Additional Information:Innovation - innovation and marketing Session chair: George Tsekouras
Keywords:Organisational and marketing innovations, Small and medium sized enterprises, South-Western Nigeria, Soft innovations, Organisational survival, Nigerian SMEs
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N550 International Marketing
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:17639
Deposited On:10 Jun 2015 15:31

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