A Study on the Factors Affecting Technological Innovation of Innovative IT SMEs
혁신형 IT 중소기업의 기술혁신에 영향을 미치는 요인에 관한 연구

J.K. Kim, K.T. Hwang
2016 Journal of Digital Convergence  
The main objective of this study is to identify and analyze the factors affecting technology innovation of the innovative IT SMEs. A research model is established based on the previous studies on the technology innovation of SMEs. The model consists of independent variables (Adhocracy culture, R&D capability, IT capability, Leadership, and Appraisal & Reward), an intermediate variable (Knowledge management), and dependent variables (product/service innovation and process innovation). Major
more » ... vation). Major research results can be summarized as follows: IT SMEs pursuing technology innovation should: (1) pay attention to innovation oriented culture, IT capability, and evaluation & compensation systems of the company; (2) recognize that knowledge management is an essential activity performed by the company; (3) strengthen the R&D capabilities of the company by not only exerting internal efforts but establishing cooperative network with various parties; and (4) resolve the decoupling problem of the evaluation & compensation system.
doi:10.14400/jdc.2016.14.11.201 fatcat:3uxnlx6eevdxxafpiu5zpkeaki