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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)


The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email:
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

A new funnel framework to support innovation management in SMEs
8 : Issue8 - (Apr-Jun 2013) ( 2013-06 )


The effective management of an innovation process is widely recognized as an important pre-requisite for organisations competing in the current business environment, irrespective of size. Although front-end activities have now long been recognized as crucial for successful new product development, many companies, especially small and medium enterprises, appear unaware of the importance of these activities.

This study aims to identify a structured approach for supporting the assessment and improvement of innovation management processes in SMEs. A framework, inspired by the funnel of innovation, is designed and described in detail in all its phases, and a methodology for its implementation is suggested.

Author(s): Stefano Biazzo - Italy - University of Padua
Patrizia Garengo - Italy - University of Padua
Giovanni Bernardi - Italy - University of Padua
Keywords: Innovation management, small and medium enterprises, new product development, innovative organisation
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