The innovation triple challenge: A creativity check for SMES

Maurício Manhães, Guillermo Antonio Dávila

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In this chapter you will learn how creativity is a key element to deal with challenges that SMEs must overcome to innovate. For this purpose, the innovation challenges in SMEs are reviewed, the concept of creativity and its relationship with organizational innovation is discussed. A five-step approach to act creatively producing innovative propositions is presented. Finally, a creativity check for SMEs based on the Need for Closure Scale invites to a self-assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompetitive Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises
Subtitle of host publicationIncreasing Crisis Resilience, Agility and Innovation in Turbulent Times
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319273037
ISBN (Print)9783319273013
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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