Benchmarking Study in Manufacturing SMEs
The key objective of the study was to characterise industry performance in areas of innovation and productivity through the establishment of top 5 to 8 organisational drivers. In doing so, the study surveyed over 200 SMEs and investigated three inter-related questions: (i) what are they key drivers of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) amongst SMEs in the manufacturing sector? (ii) How can we use these drivers to understand the state of competitiveness of SMEs in manufacturing? (iii) How can we develop a mechanism for observing the evolution of SMEs productivity and innovation?
This project was undertaken for the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) funded by the Singapore Government’s Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING).
The report is available here.
- Azad Singh BALI
- Professor Peter McKIERNAN
- Associate Professor Christopher VAS
- Associate Professor Peter WARING
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