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ERIC Number: EJ776124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Structured Problem-Solving Techniques to Stimulate Innovation in New Product Development in UK SMEs
Hall, D. M.; McKinna, A.; Thake, G.
Industry and Higher Education, v17 n2 p139-142 Apr 2003
"Innovation" is an often used, yet much misunderstood term. Often innovation is left to chance or, at best, approached by relatively unstructured hard work and hard thinking. This paper describes a research programme known as the "Futures Project", which provides a "virtual" body of expertise that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can access when increased innovation activity is required. By exposing SMEs to techniques for the generation of new and potentially innovative ideas, and for developing the right ideas at the right time, new techniques and improved versions of old techniques can be tested in a non-threatening environment. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom