Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28225
Title: The Innovation Potential of Living-Labs to Strengthen Small and Medium Enterprises in Regional Australia
Contributor(s): Dhakal, Subas P  (author)orcid ; Mahmood, Muhammad N (author); Wiewora, Anna (author); Brown, Kerry (author); Keast, Robyn (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28225
Abstract: The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has been the major source of well-being and employment opportunities in regional Australia. Consequently, fostering the innovative capacity of SMEs in regions that are struggling to grow their economies and distribute the growth fairly while not degrading the environment has never been more important. While SMEs generally face more uncertainties in relation to resources (e.g. financial, human and social capital) when compared to larger businesses, collaborative, cutting-edge mechanisms to enhance innovation capabilities of regional SMEs are lacking. This paper responds to this gap and proposes a Living Laboratory – an open, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder action research platform where innovations can be co-created, tested and evaluated in the every-day environment of SMEs – as a way to strengthen the SME sector in regional Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 19(3), p. 456-474
Publisher: Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc (ANZRSAI)
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1324-0935
Field of Research (FOR): 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
160512 Social Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: https://www.anzrsai.org/publications/ajrs/2013-Volume-19/Issue-3/
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UNE Business School

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