Firm Traits and innovation Potential (With Reference to Software Industry in Sri Lanka)

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dc.contributor.author Vijayanthi, W.A.V.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-07T05:58:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-07T05:58:44Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other UWU/ENM/07/0039
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/897/UWULD%20ENM%2007%200039-28032019075456.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Innovation is a key factor which determines the success of an organization. Therefore, organizations are giving much emphasis on innovations in the present world. This study contributes to the literature of innovation by investigating four firm specific characteristics namely firm size, firm age, R&D intensity and type of ownership) which may influence the firm's innovation potential since there were contradictory ideas of previous researches . Therefore objectives of the research were to identify the relationship between firms traits with innovation potential and to identify the most critical factor affect on innovation potential. Randomly selected 37 software companies was the sample of the research and chi-square test of association and spearman rank correlation were used as statistical tools to analyze the selected data via questionnaire in order to achieve the objectives. Results indicate that, firm size is negatively associated with the innovation potential while firm age and R&D intensity positively correlated with the innovation potential. Type of ownership concerns that; it is not affected to determine the innovation potential. All in all, firm size is the most critical factor affect on innovation potential. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurship And Management Degree Programme en_US
dc.title Firm Traits and innovation Potential (With Reference to Software Industry in Sri Lanka) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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