1 Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU2 Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU3 Danish Centre for Rural Research, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU4 Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU
The challenge of economic development in the 21st century is linked to innovation. Enabling innovation contains a wide span from the new idea to learning how to provide value through the new idea and continuing to how to control resources to perform at prime. The focus in this paper is set on how to control resources for innovation to add value and economic development. This paper reveals how crossing dynamic composite underlying boundaries can have an impact on control of resources for economic development in food networking SMEs .The analyses in this paper shows the broad and significant impact of preferences on the control of resources, the significant benefit of oral instructions and the significant negative impact from supervising product quality on economic development in the context of the food networking SMEs. Previous level of knowledge has no significant influence on their economic development. Connections are revealed to have no significant influence on the internal control of resources but a significant direct influence on economic development through value chain activities. Through the analyses in this paper the notion of ‘boundary utility’ is elaborated as the crossing and transformation of the dynamic composite underlying boundaries to enable innovation for positive impact on economic development.
Academy of Business and Economics. Journal, 2010, Vol 10, Issue 2, p. 42-53
innovation, control forms, networks, dynamic boundaries, boundary utility, economic development