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Innovation magnitude of manufacturing industry in Egypt with particular focus on SMEs

Mohamed Ramadan A. Rezk (), Haiam Helmy Ibrahim (), Amr Radwan (), Mahmoud M. Sakr (), Manuela TvaronaviÄ ienÄ— (), Manuela TvaronaviÄ ienÄ— () and Leonardo Piccinetti ()
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Mohamed Ramadan A. Rezk: Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt
Haiam Helmy Ibrahim: Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt
Amr Radwan: Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt
Mahmoud M. Sakr: Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt
Manuela TvaronaviÄ ienÄ—: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Manuela TvaronaviÄ ienÄ—: General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Lithuania
Leonardo Piccinetti: Rete Europea Dell'Innovazione, Italy

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, 2016, vol. 3, issue 4, 307-318

Abstract: Abstract. This paper is based on the main findings of the 2015 Egyptian National Innovation Survey, which covered 2700 SMEs firms with different manufacturing activities. The main objective of paper is to try to evaluate the situation in the private SMEs, regarding to the innovation. Also highlights on the roles of cooperation in innovation on performance of SMEs. Our findings show that 35.5% of Egyptian SMEs have at least one type of innovation (product or process). The innovation activities increase with increasing the size of companies in term of number of employees. The majority of SMEs are in the manufacturing sectors, whereas 2.1 % of innovative SMEs firms depend on universities, government, and public research institutions as main sources of information to developing their product or process innovation.

Keywords: innovation; innovation survey; SME; manufacturing; measurement of innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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