Title: Technological innovations in Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector: does firm size matter?

Authors: M.H. Bala Subrahmanya

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India

Abstract: SMEs, irrespective of size, are primarily engaged in |incremental technological innovations| with self efforts. But average innovation expenditure and innovation personnel increased with firm size. There is a positive relationship between innovation expenditure and value of output, and negative relationship between innovation intensity and firm size. Innovation expenditure with labour and capital has a significant influence on the value of output in each of the sub sectors.

Keywords: technological innovation; firm size; SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises; innovation expenditure; innovation personnel; Karnataka; India; innovation intensity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2006.010486

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2006 Vol.3 No.5, pp.499 - 517

Published online: 24 Jul 2006 *

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