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Understanding Agile Innovation Management Adoption for SMEs

Shavneet Sharma, Gurmeet Singh, Paul Jones Orcid Logo, Sascha Kraus, Yogesh Dwivedi Orcid Logo

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Pages: 1 - 12

Swansea University Authors: Paul Jones Orcid Logo, Yogesh Dwivedi Orcid Logo

Abstract

Research interest in agile innovation management (AIM) has increased due to its growing popularity. However, little is known about adaptability by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This study examines the factors affecting intention to adopt AIM in SMEs. A conceptual framework is developed by com...

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Published in: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
ISSN: 0018-9391 1558-0040
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2022
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa59461
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Abstract: Research interest in agile innovation management (AIM) has increased due to its growing popularity. However, little is known about adaptability by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This study examines the factors affecting intention to adopt AIM in SMEs. A conceptual framework is developed by combining internal and external environmental factors that influence adoption intention. Responses were received from 276 SMEs and analyzed using covariance-based structural equation modeling (SEM). The results confirmed that external environmental factors of mimetic isomorphism and normative isomorphism have a positive association with the intention to adopt AIM. Moreover, the internal environmental factors of top management championship, adhocracy culture, clan culture, and organizational readiness were confirmed to be positively associated with AIM adoption. This study provides one of the first empirical evidence of AIM for SMEs. In doing so, the study contributes both theoretically and practically toward understanding strategies that would enhance adoption by SMEs.
College: School of Management
Start Page: 1
End Page: 12