Design and innovation to enhance SMes’ new product development / Nur Haizal Mat Yaakob@Ariffin

Mat Yaakob@Ariffin, Nur Haizal (2018) Design and innovation to enhance SMes’ new product development / Nur Haizal Mat Yaakob@Ariffin. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IGS Biannual Publication, 18 (18). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.

Abstract

Design and innovation play a very significant role in producing innovative and high added value of products through new product development (NPD) process thus can enhance the SMEs’ performance. However, the numbers of SMEs manufacturing involved in developing product by utilizing design and innovation is not at a good level. In order to understand how design and innovation has been practiced in the SMEs in developing new product, this research combined quantitative and qualitative data collection methods including a literature review, questionnaire survey and interview. Interviews include open ended and semi-structured interviews with staff who directly involved in the process of NPD, questionnaire surveys helped to provide background and validate findings from the secondary sources. Both data for quantitative and qualitative were collected through industrial designers, marketers and decision makers. The study has focused on SMEs in furniture, consumer durable product and automotive industries. The interviews focused on six issues (‘Parties involve’, ‘Implementation’, ‘Management’, ‘Performance achievement’, and ‘Quality’. An overall finding shows that even though most SMEs know the importance of design and innovation as their sources of competitive advantages, however they are not fully engaged with the activity as they feel it would increase their operation costs. Additionally, they are more focused on generating profits in a short time rather than doing something risky…

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Item Type: Book Section
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Mat Yaakob@Ariffin, Nur HaizalUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Industry > Small and medium-sized business. History
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IGS Biannual Publication
Volume: 18
Number: 18
Item ID: 20563
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; SMes’; Product development
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/20563

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