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Importance Of Technological Innovation For SME Growth Evidence From India

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Executive Summary

This paper probes the drivers, dimensions, achievements, and outcomes of technological innovations carried out by SMEs in the auto components, electronics, and machine tool sectors of Bangalore in India. Further, it ascertains the growth rates of innovative SMEs vis-?-vis no innovative SMEs in terms of sales turnover, employment, and investment. Thereafter, it probes the relationship between innovation and growth of SMEs by estimating a correlation between innovation sales and sales growth, calculating innovation sales for high, medium, and low growth innovative SMEs and doing a one-way ANOVA, and ascertaining the influence of innovation sales, along with investment growth and employment growth on gross value-added growth by means of multiple regression analysis.

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