Organizational Innovation Implications for Manufacturing SMEs: Findings from an Empirical Study

Ilona Baumane-Vitolina, Manuel Woschank*, Madara Apsalone, Erika Sumilo, Corina Pacher

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Building on the theories of organizational innovation and reconciling structural and procedural perspectives of organizational and managerial processes, this study assesses the impact of organizational innovation practices on organizational performance. An empirical study of more than 600 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from various industries was conducted to investigate the role of cross-functional teams, quality management systems, workplace organization and outsourcing, and external relationship management within sustainable innovation management strategies. Based on the empirical results, suggestions for further research and recommendations for SME leaders and practitioners are made. This study proposes insights that contribute to theoretical and practical discussions on promoting the systematic management of innovations in SMEs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-747
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event3rd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing: ISM 2021 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 19 Nov 202121 Nov 2021


  • Organizational Innovation
  • Organizational Innovation Practices
  • Organizational Performance
  • SMEs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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