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Training and innovation among knowledge-based companies in Malaysia

Zulkifli, Izyani (2012) Training and innovation among knowledge-based companies in Malaysia. Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 33 (2). pp. 53-74. ISSN 1308-7800

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Using data from an online survey, this paper attempts to (1) examine the innovative efforts undertaken by knowledge-based companies in Malaysia and (2) to investigate whether or not training has any impact on those innovative efforts. It was found that innovation was evident among the vast majority of the knowledge-based companies, namely, in the “development of a major new product”, an “upgrade of an existing product”, “patents or copyrights for a product” and the “introduction of a new technology that improved production process”. A simple crosstab analysis suggests that when a training policy is in place, it not only positively influences innovation but innovation seems to be more important to the growth of the companies. Additionally, the regression result shows that training has a significant and positive impact on the company’s propensity to innovate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4674/26818
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge-based companies, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801 Labor. Work. Working class
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Izyani Zulkifli
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 08:29
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 08:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26818

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