IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(5): 521-524 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.289

The Key Success Factors of Small Business Innovation and Research of Taiwan Automotive Electronics Industry

Chengter Ho and Yi-Fan Yang

Abstract—In recent years, Taiwan government provides incentive program, 50 million US Dollars annually, to encourage the risky and costly innovation and new technology development activities in small business. The key success factors of this SBIR program are the main issues in this research. They are investigated by Delphi method and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The important factors related to the successfulness of SBIR program were investigated by literature research in order to compile an expert questionnaire in Delphi method and AHP. The questionnaire is composed of four dimensions and sixteen factors of research and innovation. The questionnaire was distributed to R&D managers of the SBIR grant recipient companies. Through AHP survey, it is confirmed that the government supports and cooperation with academia is the most important key factor.

Index Terms— Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Key Success Factors, Automotive Electronics, Delphi Method, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP).

C. Ho and Y. Yang are with Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences,Kaohsiung, Taiwan (e-mail: hoc@kuas.edu.tw).

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Cite: Chengter Ho and Yi-Fan Yang, Member, IACSIT , " The Key Success Factors of Small Business Innovation and Research of Taiwan Automotive Electronics Industry," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 521-524 , 2012.

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