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High Performance Through Innovation Process Management in SMEs. Evidence from the Italian wine sector
Titolo Rivista: MANAGEMENT CONTROL 
Autori/Curatori: Simona Alfiero, Laura Broccardo, Massimo Cane, Alfredo Esposito 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2018 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  24 P. 87-110 Dimensione file:  284 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MACO2018-003005
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This paper analyses the impact on performance of the open innovation of SMEs in the Italian wine sector. Currently, innovation is one of the main factors affecting the increasing competition and performance in a traditional manufacturing business such as the wine sector. Following a quantitative research approach, the study analyses the impact of innovation process management (evaluated in terms of investment in R&D and management of key-factors, activities and instruments) on performance, identified by profitability efficiency based on a sample of 109 winegrowing SMEs. The research contributes to filling the gap in the literature where there is a lack of innovation studies in mature sectors and provides information to help wine managers and owners improve their business by identifying the best business investment area.


Keywords: Innovation, process management, wine sector, SMEs, performance, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA).

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