A systematic model for assessing innovation competence of Hong Kong/China manufacturing companies : A case study

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-565
Journal / PublicationJournal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Abstract

Although having moved to mainland China, Hong Kong manufacturing plus trading industry is still the largest contributor to Hong Kong GDP. However, they are facing great challenges like higher cost, lower value adding, higher pollution, and lower efficiency these years. Many of them have to be closed or moved out of the southern part of China. These companies have recognized the urgency to upgrade them by innovation. This paper reports a research that aims to analyze the innovation competence in Hong Kong manufacturing companies. The project starts with literature review and the development of a conceptual model. A structured interview guide was developed then. The model was used to evaluate the innovation competence of 7 case companies via a training and consultancy program. The literature provides a long list of critical factors or enablers for innovation (Badawy, 2011). However, they are all listed as linear, separate factors. This research proposes a multi-level model for assessing innovation competence which allows researchers to investigate strategic factors, operational factors and innovation process, separately. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Hong Kong/China manufacturing companies, Innovation competence, Innovation performance, Operational enablers, Strategic enablers

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A systematic model for assessing innovation competence of Hong Kong/China manufacturing companies : A case study. / Sun, Hongyi; Wong, Shui Yee; Zhao, Yangyang; Yam, Richard.

In: Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M, Vol. 29, No. 4, 10.2012, p. 546-565.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review