Government initiative and start-up firms' eco-innovation : A case study through the ecological modernisation lens

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Abstract

Government programs to finance small firms or start-ups have attracted a little empirical attention. From an economical perspective, the effect of government grants is evaluated by a measure of innovation or firm productivity. Yet, this paper takes a different approach from economical view aiming to address the research question ``How do start ups firms view the relationship between government grants and their co-efficient innovation effort?'' Semi-structured interviews with grant recipients (start-up business owners revealed that the grants assist firms to leverage their resource limitations but at the same time the grants also act as a major roadblock for their product development success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations
Place of PublicationAmora Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAnnual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference:: The Future of Work and Organisations - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 Dec 20119 Dec 2011
Conference number: 25th

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference:
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period7/12/119/12/11

Keywords

  • Small Business, Government Grants, Eco-efficient Innovation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Government initiative and start-up firms' eco-innovation : A case study through the ecological modernisation lens'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Sawang, S. (2011). Government initiative and start-up firms' eco-innovation : A case study through the ecological modernisation lens. In 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations Amora Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand.