The objective of this study is to investigate innovation and business performance determinants of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) located in the Adriatic region that introduced social innovation and to compare these SMEs with SMEs that did not introduce social innovation or did not innovate at all. This research is a part of wider research on innovation in the Adriatic Region conducted as part of the EU-funded project PACINNO. The results show that social innovators perceive their business performance to be higher than their competitors and are exporting significantly more than other firms. This study contributes to the under-researched area of social innovation in the Adriatic Region with quantitative empirical results. In addition, the results can serve as guidelines for policy makers and other stakeholders, particularly in the field of social innovation.

Innovation and business performance determinants of SMEs in the Adriatic region that introduced social innovation / Begonja, M; Cicek, F; Balboni, Bernardo; Gerbin, A.. - In: EKONOMSKA ISTRAžIVANJA. - ISSN 1331-677X. - 29:1(2016), pp. 1136-1149. [10.1080/1331677X.2016.1213651]

Innovation and business performance determinants of SMEs in the Adriatic region that introduced social innovation

BALBONI, Bernardo;
2016

Abstract

The objective of this study is to investigate innovation and business performance determinants of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) located in the Adriatic region that introduced social innovation and to compare these SMEs with SMEs that did not introduce social innovation or did not innovate at all. This research is a part of wider research on innovation in the Adriatic Region conducted as part of the EU-funded project PACINNO. The results show that social innovators perceive their business performance to be higher than their competitors and are exporting significantly more than other firms. This study contributes to the under-researched area of social innovation in the Adriatic Region with quantitative empirical results. In addition, the results can serve as guidelines for policy makers and other stakeholders, particularly in the field of social innovation.
29
1
1136
1149
Innovation and business performance determinants of SMEs in the Adriatic region that introduced social innovation / Begonja, M; Cicek, F; Balboni, Bernardo; Gerbin, A.. - In: EKONOMSKA ISTRAžIVANJA. - ISSN 1331-677X. - 29:1(2016), pp. 1136-1149. [10.1080/1331677X.2016.1213651]
Begonja, M; Cicek, F; Balboni, Bernardo; Gerbin, A.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Innovation and business performance determinants of SMEs in the Adriatic region that introduced social innovation.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione dell'editore (versione pubblicata)
Dimensione 1.14 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.14 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

Licenza Creative Commons
I metadati presenti in IRIS UNIMORE sono rilasciati con licenza Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal, mentre i file delle pubblicazioni sono rilasciati con licenza Attribuzione 4.0 Internazionale (CC BY 4.0), salvo diversa indicazione.
In caso di violazione di copyright, contattare Supporto Iris

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11380/1134679
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 10
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 8
social impact