Search for dissertations about: "SME"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 63 swedish dissertations containing the word SME.

  1. 1. International network competitiveness Technical and foreign market knowledge development in international SME networks

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm School of Economics

    Author : Angelika Löfgren; James Sallies; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; International competiveness; SME; International entrepreneurship; Business networks; Innovation; Co-innovation; Internationalization; International entrepreneurship; Network management; Network coordination; Knowledge management; Knowledge development; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : How can small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) compete over time within international networks? This thesis takes a stance in that business network relationships are essential for international SMEs as such networks can provide knowledge and learning opportunities. International network competitiveness is, in this thesis, introduced as a concept that captures SMEs long term performance, resulting from the firms being competitive within international business networks. READ MORE

  2. 2. SME Performance and Its Relationship to Innovation

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Adli Abouzeedan; Magnus Klofsten; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SME performance; performance evaluation; firm efficiency; SIV model; innovation capital; system capital; open capital; business models; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi;

    Abstract : Current SME performance models suffer from a number of disadvantages. The models use intensively a business ratio approach, they look at SMEs as a homogenous group, they consider firms to be closed systems, they do not directly incorporate the impact of an enterprise’s innovation activities, and finally they are complex and rely on sophisticated statistical refining methods making them unpractical to use by SME managers. READ MORE

  3. 3. From the Soviet to the European Union A Policy Study of SME Assistance Organising in Lithuania

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstads University

    Author : Inga Narbutaité Aflaki; Lee Miles; Lars Carlsson; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; policy analysis; implementation; evaluation; policy structures; policy organising; self-organising; institutional change; SME policies; transition success; policy linkage; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Establishment of a policy linkage between particular outspoken societal needs and their realisation via the body political is critical for recently democratised polities. In Lithuania, a former Soviet bloc country undergoing a complex transition, an urge from various societal groups for successful and adequate policies exemplify the importance of this linkage. READ MORE

  4. 4. SME contractors on the stage for energy renovations? A dramaturgical perspective on SME contractors’ roles and interactions with house owners

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Author : Veronica Carlsson; [2017]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; house owners; energy renovations; interactions; single-family houses; action research; SME contractors; business development; dramaturgical theory;

    Abstract : Energy renovations of single-family houses in Sweden are moving slowly, but if energy renovated, these houses hold great potential for decreased energy consumption. This could imply a new area of exploration regarding potential business opportunities for SME contractors. The slow movement of energy renovations creates a challenge however. READ MORE

  5. 5. Generating Products in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises : Challenges and Potential Improvements

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Universitetsservice US AB

    Author : Jörgen Pilemalm; [2002]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Integrated Product Development; Change Management; SME;

    Abstract : In contemporary society, companies are faced with new demands and challenges, due to increasing competition and customer requirements. The development of products affects to a great extent, the future earnings and costs of an enterprise, and is therefore very important for its long-term survival. READ MORE