CENTRIM

Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Developing an innovation strategy and competitiveness model for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in small island economies (SIE)

Speaker

Clint Hurley

Date

12 October 2021, 12:00

Location

MS Teams

Abstract

While it is widely acknowledged that innovation is important for success, small firms within a small island context, continue to struggle in adopting existing innovation models.  The seminar will examine the relationships between, the dimensions of an innovation strategy and the competitive performance of micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), within a small island economy (SIE) context.  This will be done by (i) synthesizing the competitive strategy and innovation management literature; (ii) discussing the findings of an empirical study of MSMEs in the Caribbean; and (iii) presenting some implications for practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Bio

Clint Hurley is the Manager, Network Services at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus.  He has worked in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) field for over fifteen (15) years, mostly in the Caribbean but also in the UK. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the UWI, St. Augustine.  Mr. Hurley also holds an MBA (Strategic Management of Technology and E-Business) from CASS Business School, City University in London. Mr. Hurley is currently undertaking research in the areas of strategy, innovation and micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) competitiveness with a focus on small island economies (SIEs).  He has published on these topics in the academic journal Entrepreneurship and Regional Development as well in the Mona School of Business and Management Business Review.

If you are interested in attending this Webinar, please contact Chris Matthews (c.r.matthews@brighton.ac.uk)

Christopher Matthews • September 20, 2021


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