Environmental determinants of open innovation in Dubai SMEs

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Pervan, SJ, Al-Ansari, Y & Xu, J 2015, 'Environmental determinants of open innovation in Dubai SMEs', Industrial Marketing Management, vol 50, pp. 60-68.

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This study examines a number of environmental determinants (government supported developments, financial resources, academic-industry collaborations and market dynamics) in supporting innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises in the emerging Dubai market in the United Arab Emirates. The results from a survey of 200 senior managers highlight the importance of government supported developments and market dynamics on innovation in these firms, although do not support the expected influence of financial resources and academic and industry collaborations. The implication is that innovation should be linked to the local economic development and supported by specific policies and programs.