The project idea is based on the need for SMEs to move towards value-based strategic innovation through the greater involvement of stakeholders in order to effectively respond to the rapidly changing paradigm shifts of institutional norms, societal values and growing initiatives to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The aim of the project is to create a conceptual model of values-based strategic innovation involving stakeholders in SMEs. To achieve the research aim, pragmatism perspective and abductive research design are employed by conducting qualitative research (case study) in SMEs (clothing industry). Additionally, the grounded theory (GT) method is applied for collecting, coding, and analyzing empirical results.
This research project is funded by the European Social Fund according to the 2014–2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investments, under measure’s No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 activity “Promotion of postdoctoral fellowships studies”.
The research project is expected to have a high-level scientific impact and the following output:
– 1 oral presentation presented at the high-level international scientific conference;
– 1 conference paper published at the conference proceedings;
– 1 scientific article-reviewed text accepted for publication (with supporting documents) in a high-level international journal with a citation index (WoS or Scopus);
– 2 science popularization articles;
– 1 policy brief.
Period of project implementation: 2021-07-01 - 2023-08-31
Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology