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Mersin’de Faaliyet Gösteren Küçük ve Orta Büyüklükteki İşletmelerin Yenilik Faaliyetlerinin Ölçülmesi = The Measurement of the Innovative Actions of SMEs’ which are Located in Mersin

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Author(s): Ayşe ŞAHİN

Journal: Dogus University Journal
ISSN 1302-6739

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 259;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Yenilik | Yenilik Türleri | KOBİ’ler ve Yenilik | Innovation | Types of Innovation | SMEs’ and Innovation

ABSTRACT
In recent years, businesses are realizing important innovation functions in order to maintain a progressive profit and to have a long life-time. In the first part of this study, innovation, invention and creativity concepts are defined, types of innovation are explained. And then, the importance of innovation functions of SMEs’ in their development and institutionalization are analyzed. In the second part, a field survey about innovation functions of 260 SMEs’ in Mersin is conducted. Data are collected by questionnaire forms and tested with Chi-Square Independence Analysis. At the end of the research, it has been concluded that, ninty-six SMEs’ are realizing innovation function in Mersin. The most important reason of SMEs’ for innovation function is to reduce material wastes and expenses. Also, the factors effecting non-innovativeness are the lack of financial resources and qualified personnel.

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