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The Study of Evaluation Index of Growth Evaluation of Science and Technological Innovation Micro-Enterprises

Yao-Chin Lin (), Chun-Liang Chen (), Cheng-Fu Chao (), Wei-Hung Chen () and Henry Pandia ()
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Yao-Chin Lin: Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan City 32003, Taiwan
Chun-Liang Chen: Graduate School of Creative Industry Design, National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City 22058, Taiwan
Cheng-Fu Chao: National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Taipei City 10646, Taiwan
Wei-Hung Chen: Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan City 32003, Taiwan
Henry Pandia: Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan City 32003, Taiwan

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 15, 1-25

Abstract: Micro-enterprises are critical to the national economy in many countries, although they have many limitations. Therefore, governments have proposed many policies and programs to generate and enhance micro-enterprises’ growth to assure national economies’ growth and sustainability. This study evolves an index to evaluate growth in science and technological innovation among micro-enterprises that participated in collaborative innovation through a counselling program. The results not only define growth indicators through a literature review but also examine evidence of growth among 10 micro-enterprises through interviewing subjects located in various regions in Taiwan and related to different industries. This study uses multiple case study methods and data statistics to verify growth indicators; this reveals that micro-enterprises focusing on collaborative technological innovation demonstrated an increasing trend toward this study’s chosen growth indicators in a majority of cases. According to the survey results, nine indicators lead to positive growth. Finally, after establishing growth assessment indicators, the data collected from an empirical investigation proves the indicators’ credibility. The study then discusses the chosen cases’ experiences with growth and presents managerial implications.

Keywords: growth; growth evaluation; science and technological innovation; collaborative innovation; micro-enterprise (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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