Micro-sized Enterprises, Innovation and Universities: a Welsh perspective

Brychan Thomas, Ralf Patz, Simon McCarthy, William Jones

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This study considers the linkage between micro-sized enterprises and other organisations, especially universities, in relation to the innovation process. The focus of this research is on non-start up enterprises in Wales and how they develop their products. The research methodology adopted is a thematic literature review and case study approach. The findings demonstrate that there are additional barriers to innovation in terms of legislation and regulation when micro-sized enterprises endeavour to overcome the knowledge gap through collaborating with universities. There has been minimal research examining the area of study of the knowledge gap encountered by micro-sized enterprises and how they attempt to overcome the barriers to collaborating with universities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationN/A
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2011
Event British Academy of Management Conference 2011 - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sept 201115 Sept 2011


Conference British Academy of Management Conference 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • micro-sized enterprises
  • innovation


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