||Drivers and Barriers to Innovation in Technology Based Companies
||D'Attoma, Angelo (Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Achiche, Sofiane (Engineering Design and Product Development, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Innovation drives progress and economic growth and can give exceptional opportunities as well as pose difficult challenges. Beyond being a strong competitiveness device, innovation also is a difficult race, based on speed, ability and precision. Managers and researchers have tried to understand its rules and mechanisms. Innovation does not always mean success, but it’s necessary to be better than the competitors. For several companies technology based innovation is the determinant factor to create a competitive success; to innovate is a strategic imperative. Fiat for example has declared that 80.0% of its profits are generated by new products: 21 new car models in 2006.
This project aims at indentifying and assessing barriers and drivers to innovation in small and medium sized technology oriented companies. Furthermore, it will investigate the differences between barriers and drivers across different sectors and in which way they hinder or foster innovation. Moreover, this master thesis will assess the origins (cultural, political, economical, social, etc.) on which drivers and barriers are based.
||Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Creation date: 2011-06-21
Update date: 2011-06-21