Title: Strategic factors for enhancing the innovativeness of the nanotechnology firms

Authors: Qazi Moinuddin Abro, Nafees Ahmed Memon, Pir Irfanullah Shah Rashdi

Addresses: Mehran University Institute of Science and Technology Development (MU-ISTD), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro 76062, Sindh, Pakistan. ' Department of Civil Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. ' Mehran University Institute of Science and Technology Development (MU-ISTD), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro 76062, Sindh, Pakistan

Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of strategic factors (e.g. e-business, knowledge management and organisational support) on the innovativeness of the nanotechnology organisations. Regression analysis was used to test the hypothesis in a sample of 235 UK nanotechnology organisations. The findings suggest that the innovativeness of the nanotechnology organisations is positively affected by advanced e-business operations and organisational support, and that the capability of knowledge dissemination and utilisation has positive effects while knowledge attribute possesses an interaction effect with advanced e-business operations on the innovativeness of the nanotechnology organisations.

Keywords: nanotechnology firms; e-business; electronic business; knowledge management; organisational support; innovation; UK; United Kingdom.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2009.027204

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2009 Vol.3 No.6, pp.596 - 609

Published online: 17 Jul 2009 *

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