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.
|Title of host publication||25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations|
|Place of Publication||Amora Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference:: The Future of Work and Organisations - Wellington, New Zealand|
Duration: 7 Dec 2011 → 9 Dec 2011
Conference number: 25th
|Conference||Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference:|
|Period||7/12/11 → 9/12/11|
- Small Business, Government Grants, Eco-efficient Innovation
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.