Title

A study of organizational determinants and innovation practices in Dubai SMEs

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Al-Ansari, Y, Xu, J & Pervan, S 2014, 'A study of organizational determinants and innovation practices in Dubai SMEs', International Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 18, no. 1.

Published version available from:

http://doi.org/10.1142/S1363919614500030


Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This study explores the relevance of established organisational determinants of innovation practice in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the emerging market of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Drawing upon data from 200 SMEs, the findings suggest that management orientation, technology orientation, alliance and cooperation and market orientation are important antecedents to SMEs' innovative practices, but question the importance of organisational culture. This study is the first to examine the organisational determinants of innovation in both an SME and emerging market context. Implications and suggestions for future research are offered to both scholars and practitioners.