International Innovation

Authors Hein Roelfsema, Martijn Boermans
Published in Conference proceedings
Publication date 2012
Type Lecture


Full text via link. This research project investigates the connection between internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and innovation in de context of the Utrecht region in the Netherlands. The study makes use of unique data accomplished of with the help of Syntens, the regional agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs that aims to support the SME innovation. The research group International Business and Innovation was asked to evaluate the effectiveness of consultancy with respect to internationalisation. To this end 173 firms returned a questionnaire on their internationalisation success, innovation and the role of public consulting and subsidies. This dataset allows us to analyse the connection between internationalisation and innovation of Dutch SMEs in great detail.

Language English
Published in Conference proceedings
Page range 116-123