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Understanding agile innovation management adoption for SMEs

Sharma, Shavneet and Singh, Gurmeet and Jones, Paul and Kraus, Sascha and Dwivedi, Yogesh K. (2022) Understanding agile innovation management adoption for SMEs. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, NA . NA. ISSN 0018-9391

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business and Management (SBM)
Depositing User: Gurmeet Singh
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 00:26
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 00:26

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