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Innovations and Growth : Evidence from Finnish SMEs (2019)


Tohmo, T., & Storhammar, E. (2019). Innovations and Growth : Evidence from Finnish SMEs. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 27(03), 229-257. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218495819500092


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Tohmo, Timo; Storhammar, Esa

Lehti tai sarja: Journal of Enterprising Culture

ISSN: 0218-4958

eISSN: 1793-6330

Julkaisuvuosi: 2019

Volyymi: 27

Lehden numero: 03

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 229-257

Kustantaja: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Julkaisumaa: Singapore

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218495819500092

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The purpose of this study is to clarify the factors that affect the ability of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create innovations that promote firm growth. Studies regarding the relationship between research intensity and growth have typically produced mixed results, revealing a modest or non-existent influence of innovations on sales growth. These studies have typically used patents as indicators of innovation. We directly asked firms whether their innovations had affected their growth, and we regressed the results over several variables, covering a wide range of dimensions related to (1) personal factors, (2) firm-related factors (including questions that reflect a firm’s innovation strategies), and (3) regional factors. Our analyses of Finnish SMEs revealed that trust, innovation activities and networking are essential components of firms’ ability to create innovations that contribute to high firm growth. A multinomial logistic regression analysis also provided support for the assumption that age, technological level and firm location affect firm performance.


YSO-asiasanat: innovaatiot; kasvu; pienet ja keskisuuret yritykset

Vapaat asiasanat: innovation; growth; SMEs


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2019

JUFO-taso: 1


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