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The effects of stakeholder integration on firm-level product innovativeness: Insights from small and medium-sized enterprises in Ghana

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Danso, Albert (2019) The effects of stakeholder integration on firm-level product innovativeness: Insights from small and medium-sized enterprises in Ghana. R&D Management, . ISSN 0033-6807. (doi:10.1111/radm.12367) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In spite of growing research on the influence of external stakeholders on firm outcomes, there is a paucity of research on how they influence innovation in emerging economies. In addition, the specific environmental factors that may influence the effect of stakeholder integration (SI) on firm innovation is less understood. Using data collected from 248 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana, this paper develops and tests a model that examines the relationship between SI and firm-level product innovativeness. The findings from the study indicate SI positively relates to product innovativeness. Moreover, under conditions of higher competitor pressure and greater customer expectations, the effect of SI on product innovativeness is amplified. Contributions for theory and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/radm.12367
Uncontrolled keywords: Product innovation; stakeholder integration; market environment; emerging economy; Ghana
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 19:19 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 08:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73102 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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