Reti di piccole imprese per l’innovazione: il caso neftech

Mariacristina Bonti, Enrico Cori, Giulia Palazzolo

Abstract


While innovation is called upon as an answer to the global slump, there isn’t a shared idea about “what innovation and how to be innovative”, especially when it refers to SMEs. This paper sets the findings of the early stage of a research aimed at highlighting the role of inter-organizational processes supporting innovation that has cross-sectional nature and involves SMEs. The object of the research is the start-up process of a cross-sectional network, focused on product innovation, consisting in six hi-tech small and micro firms, located in the Region Emilia-Romagna. Theoretical background includes contributions on open innovation and learning by interacting, directly referred to SMEs. The analysis tries to identify some preliminary conditions to the establishment of successful cross-sectional networks and some “tools” to set off so that they work effectively.

Keywords


Innovation; cross-sectional networks; hi-tech SMEs

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14596/pisb.32

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