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  /  (pp.051-063) H. M. Al-Mubaraki and M. Busler ‘Importance of innovation in Sweden’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014

(pp.051-063) H. M. Al-Mubaraki and M. Busler ‘Importance of innovation in Sweden’, IJIKMMENA, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014

International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East and North Africa (IJIKMMENA)Hanadi Mubarak AL-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA

Purpose: The dynamics of business contexts manipulate the way firms act in their industry. These changes can have effects in several areas within a company. Entrepreneurship and Innovation are two areas that are affected when a change in a firm’s environment occurs. The aim has been to fulfill the requests for knowledge on trends and initiatives for Europe and an analysis of Swedish competitiveness in innovation.
Design/methodology/approach: The case study of this publication devotes a special consideration to the question of whether the analysed innovation efforts have helped to move the companies towards new market and knowledge relationships.
Results: The Swedish case study emphasizes the value of the innovation centre in sustaining technological innovation through jobs creation and companies as well as through the nurturing of entrepreneurship spirit in a local community.
Keywords: Economic development; Technology; Entrepreneurship; Innovation