Sources of innovation and professionals in small innovative firms
by Mario Raffa, Giuseppe Zollo
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 9, No. 3/4, 1994

Abstract: The article illustrates the results of a research project carried out on a sample of small Italian software firms. To these firms the role of the entrepreneur, and the relationships between the firm and professionals are crucial to sustaining the firm's innovative capabilities. Professional skills, job satisfaction, autonomy and personal knowledge are the most important sources of the software firm's performances. On the basis of the field data a dynamic model for small innovative firms is presented to illustrate the behaviour of the firms in sustaining their innovative capabilities.

Online publication date: Sat, 23-May-2009

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