ITM Web Conf.
Volume 15, 2017II International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’17)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Evaluation Of Technological Processes|
|Published online||15 December 2017|
Supporting the climate of innovation in the SME sector - an application for SMEs
1 Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Processes, M6 Institute, Jana Pawła II 37 Avenue, 31-864 Cracow, Poland
2 Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Management, Department of Enterprise Organization, Nadbystrzycka 38 Str., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
3 University of Lodz, Faculty of Management, Department of Computer Science, Matejki 22/26 Str., 90-237 Lodz, Poland
4 Ericsson sp. z o.o., Czerwone Maki 87 A Str., 30-392 Cracow, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ability of contemporary organizations to create innovative solutions in the areas of products, processes, organization and marketing requires proper technical and managerial skills and the skill of continuous learning. The pursuit and efforts of companies to upgrade their competitive position through innovation requires active involvement and improvement from all employees of an organization. Large organizations and international corporations usually have significant resources for developing and supporting management processes. SMEs are struggling with a range of economic, legal and psychosocial barriers, and difficulties in accessing innovative financing sources. Innovation management in smaller businesses, supported by recent data and analytical tools, has a potential for more effective and faster implementation. The aim of this article is to show the determinants and proposals of actions (organizational innovations) supporting the creation of a specific climate and culture of innovation in enterprises from the SME sector. In addition, the article presents an original solution in the form of a developed web application supporting innovation management in an enterprise. The presented utility tool is a proposal for organizational innovation dedicated to companies from the SME sector.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.