Exploring the Determinants of Technology Innovation in MSMEs
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) make a significant contribution, by reducing unemployment in India. They need to operate efficiently and productively in order to maximize their contribution to nation, as well as national economies. MSMEs play a significant role in the economic growth of the country owing to production, exports and employment. They contributes 8% to the countrys GDP, 45 % to manufactures output and 40% to the countrys exports. It provides employment to 60 million people. The aggressive competition situation arising out of globalization and liberalization is forcing the organization across the globe to realize that their survival is not feasible in the absence of technological innovation. Technology innovation reflect a critical way in which organization respond to either technological or market challenges. Therefore, the importance of technology innovation in organizations competitiveness is an undeniable fact. The literature reveals that most significant determinants of technology innovation associated with MSMEs are technological collaboration and monetary management. These determinants are relatively significant in improving the manufacturing performance of MSMEs.
D. Singh et al., "Exploring the Determinants of Technology Innovation in MSMEs", International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, Vol. 13, pp. 103-115, 2015