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The objectives of the research were to investigate the importance of various factors influencing the innovative capacity and competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including
- R&D activity
- Networking, including cluster effects
- Skills of founder and employees
- Financing, including VC
- Product and process innovation
- Government policy and institutional support initiatives
in Europe (Scotland, England, Italy, Greece and Israel) and East Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan) in the software and electronics (hi-tech) industries and in the garments industry (lower-tech).

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