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Innovation and Creativity in SMEs

Challenges, Evolutions and Prospects

Gay, Claudine / Szostak, Berangere L.

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1. Edition August 2019
230 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-78630-317-2
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In order to survive in their market and differentiate themselves from the competition, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which represent more than 90% of companies worldwide, need to be creative and innovative.

This book presents a conceptual framework for thinking about innovation and creativity in SMEs. It takes into account their strategic relation to their environment and the economic, technological and social changes that they face. Their ability to enhance their creativity with new ideas and to legitimize them during their implementation is also taken into account

1. External Environment of an SME: From Determinism to Strategic Innovation.
2. Stimulating the Innovative Capabilities of SMEs in an Ever-Changing World.
3. Innovation and Creative Slack in SMEs.
4. Innovation and Social Construction of a New Idea in SMEs.
Claudine Gay is a Professor in Economics at Université Lumière Lyon 2, France, and a member of the TRIANGLE laboratory. Her research focuses in particular on innovative territories and the platform economy.

Bérangère L. Szostak is a full Professor of Management Sciences at the BETA laboratory of the University of Lorraine-University of Strasbourg, France. Her work focuses on a range of topics including design agencies, industrial SMEs and social economy.