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The impact of regulation of innovation in the logistics sector

Sbai, Elias (2017) The impact of regulation of innovation in the logistics sector.

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Abstract:Innovation is the driving force for companies nowadays. The European Union is promoting both entrepreneurship and innovation in order to achieve both economic growth and progress on important social issues. Even though the European Union is encouraging innovation, European companies cannot compete with companies in other continents like Asia and North America (Nixon, 2015). A possible reason why the European Union is not able to compete with companies from other continents is regulation. Regulation can be a powerful stimulus in order to support innovation and entrepreneurship in companies (Pelkmans & Renda, 2014). Examples of regulation that might help innovators are patents and copyright. However, regulation can also have a negative impact on innovation. In this research, the impact of regulation on innovative activities carried out by SME’s will be researched. General ideas exist about the impact of regulation on innovation, but the available literature shows that there is need for more specific studies. Since there has not been done a lot of research on the effect of regulation on innovation in the logistics sector yet, this research is focused on companies active in the logistics sector. The assumption that regulation can be a powerful stimulus to innovation will be tested. The central research question in this paper is: “In what ways do general regulations such as competition rules support or constrain small entrepreneurs from successfully launching innovations in the logistics sector?”
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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