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International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (4 papers in press)


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  • Role of Decision making style and Innovativeness in Indian Entrepreneurial firms.   Order a copy of this article
    by Yesha Dua 
    Abstract: The paper studies the effect of Perceived decision making style and Organizational Innovativeness in Indian entrepreneurial firms. Studies in the past have focused only on the relation between the two constructs briefly. However, in the Indian context research is still scarce. The study used the Questionnaire method to understand the relation between constructs. Perceived Top management team has a positive relation with Innovativeness in entrepreneurial firms. The study widens its scope by including the third construct Perceived Top management Decision-making style, in order to test the relation and its effect. The study findings indicated, that Perceived Top management team Vision and Perceived Top management team Decision making style had a significant positive relation. Perceived Decision making style acts as a moderator variable between Perceived Top management team (TMT) Vision and Organizational Innovativeness.
    Keywords: Vision; Decision making style; Innovativeness; Moderator variable.

  • Exploring the involvement of academic researchers in research collaboration with knowledge users A study of two Ghanaian universities   Order a copy of this article
    by Mavis Mensah 
    Abstract: In the face of limited national innovation and competitiveness, it was imperative to examine research collaboration between academic researchers and knowledge users for attainment of a knowledge-based economy in Ghana. The study followed an explanatory sequential mixed methods approach to analyse survey data from proportionate stratified samples of academics from the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Arts, and interview data from 11 key informants, from two public universities in Ghana. Through descriptive analysis and Kruskal-Wallis tests, it was established that involvement of academics in research collaboration was low. There was no statistically significant difference, at the p < .05 level, in the number of research collaboration across the three academic disciplines. Although the condition points to the existence of a wider knowledge filter, it presents the nation with the opportunity to institute the necessary measures to step up the uptake and commercialisation of research findings.
    Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Ghana; innovation; knowledge-based economy; knowledge spillover; research collaboration; university.

  • The representativeness of exportations for local development: Evidences from family-owned SMEs   Order a copy of this article
    by Marcos Ferasso 
    Abstract: This research aimed to investigate how exportations of SMEs are characterized and whether these exportations may favor local development of a region. This is a desk research based on a case study of the Far-Western region of Santa Catarina (Brazil), with exploratory analysis level and supported by documentation analyses of official reports retrieved from Brazilian governmental agencies. Results evidenced the impact of SMEs exportation activities in a locality and on the production of their surplus revenues. Among exporters SMEs, we identified that the exportation activities can strengthen local development through the participation of SMEs, instead which occurs with big exporters that accumulate revenues. Although main SMEs tend to commercialize their products locally, revenues surplus can be greater if these companies may explore other markets outside their locality. This occurs on SMEs that were identified as exporters of the studied region. Although this region is geographically positioned at the opposite of harbors and main transportation channels in the State, data evidenced that exporters SMEs are family-owned business which emerged locally. This research sheds light on the consideration of a deductive/inductive analyses of family-owned SMEs through exportations base theory and local development theory as tools for analyzing the development of regions.
    Keywords: Local development. Exportations. Family-owned business. SMEs. Regions.

  • Developing a Strategic Research and Technology Management Model Based on Strategic Entrepreneurship Approach   Order a copy of this article
    by Reza Bandarian 
    Abstract: Effective management of Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) in the turbulent environment is challenging and required using innovative strategic approach to facing with it. One of these approaches is the strategic entrepreneurship, which this study uses to strategic view to the management of RTOs. In this study, with the review of previous studies in the field of strategic entrepreneurship by an emphasis on empirical evidence from those, in the innovative framework using configuration methodology, a conceptual model for strategic research and technology management based on strategic entrepreneurship approach is presented. The existence of hyper competitive conditions which lead the RTOs to adopt entrepreneurial strategies is the reason of choosing strategic entrepreneurship approach for this study. Developed model consists of seven building blocks, including the resources and capabilities, networks and strategic alliances, resources orchestration, exploration process, exploitation process, technological achievements which have competitive advantage and lead to technological competitiveness of the industry. Results of analysis using the strategic entrepreneurship approach increases the strategic understanding of RTOs and specifically enhancing the understanding of how opportunity-seeking and advantage-seeking are value drivers in a RTOs.
    Keywords: strategic management; strategic research and technology management; strategic entrepreneurship approach; research and technology organizations.