Dr. George Tsekouras is Principal Research Fellow at CENTRIM (Centre for Research in Innovation Management), University of Brighton. He leads the research in the area of innovation management in the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. He has carried out research on a number of related areas like peer-to-peer learning for SMEs, Information and Communication Technologies for SMEs, innovation management challenges for SMEs and raising the absorptive capacity of non-high tech SMEs.

Lessons from Public-Private Innovation Strategic Alliances for SMEs

Strategic alliances are an effective way to provide diversity of resources and gain entry to new knowledge and markets. Large corporations have entered recently into alliances with public sector organizations to support innovation in SMEs, combining private and public policy agendas. This article looks into the structure and management of these strategic alliances, their strong practices and inhibitors and how they impact the different parties involved.