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Innovation in small and medium-sized wood-furniture firms in Central Java, Indonesia

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Abstract


  • The aim of this paper is to explore the perception of innovation within Indonesian SMEs in the wood-furniture industry in Central Java, Indonesia. Qualitative research was employed by interviewing SMEs managers/owners. The study showed that SMEs’ perception of innovation was not necessarily related to ‘newness’ or ‘novelty’ as suggested by some scholars. The innovation carried out by the majority of SMEs in this study is likely to be considered as incremental innovation. The characteristics of the wood-furniture industry and SMEs are believed to contribute to the different perspectives concerning innovation than those reported in the literature. Even so, they are unlikely to prevent Indonesian SMEs to become entrepreneurial and competitive firms.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Kusumawardhani, A. & McCarthy, G. (2013). Innovation in small and medium-sized wood-furniture firms in Central Java, Indonesia. In P. Mandal (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century (pp. 471-480). Singapore: Springer.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1400&context=gsbpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/393

Start Page


  • 471

End Page


  • 480

Place Of Publication


  • Singapore

Abstract


  • The aim of this paper is to explore the perception of innovation within Indonesian SMEs in the wood-furniture industry in Central Java, Indonesia. Qualitative research was employed by interviewing SMEs managers/owners. The study showed that SMEs’ perception of innovation was not necessarily related to ‘newness’ or ‘novelty’ as suggested by some scholars. The innovation carried out by the majority of SMEs in this study is likely to be considered as incremental innovation. The characteristics of the wood-furniture industry and SMEs are believed to contribute to the different perspectives concerning innovation than those reported in the literature. Even so, they are unlikely to prevent Indonesian SMEs to become entrepreneurial and competitive firms.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Kusumawardhani, A. & McCarthy, G. (2013). Innovation in small and medium-sized wood-furniture firms in Central Java, Indonesia. In P. Mandal (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century (pp. 471-480). Singapore: Springer.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1400&context=gsbpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/393

Start Page


  • 471

End Page


  • 480

Place Of Publication


  • Singapore