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International Business Management
Year: 2014 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 285-294
DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2014.285.294  
Measuring Technological Innovativeness of Indonesia’s Manufacturing Companies: A Pilot Testing
Leo Aldianto , Jann Hidajat Tjakraatmadja , Dwilarso and Ina Primiana
Abstract: Indonesian manufacturing companies recognize the importance of technological innovation to improve their competitiveness in the global competition. They need a measurement tool to assess and improve their innovativeness which is suitable for Indonesian context. The study focuses on manufacturing sector due to its substantial contribution of Indonesian economy and its big challenges. A measurement model, as a function of the activities in the technological innovation process and the management of the innovation and its measurement tool to assess the innovativeness of a company have been developed using cases in 4 companies in pharmaceutical and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Consequently, the measurement tool is expected to help Indonesia’s manufacturing companies to recognize their state of innovativeness and eventually improve it. This study describes the pilot testing of the measurement tool, using questionnaires sent to manufacturing companies in Indonesia which classifies company’s innovativeness into CLAS-category (creative, lucky, automatic and superb). The measurement tool has predicted that most of companies in pharmaceutical and ICT industry are classified in superb-category. It has also predicted the innovativeness categories of other companies reasonably well.
How to cite this article:
Leo Aldianto, Jann Hidajat Tjakraatmadja, Dwilarso and Ina Primiana, 2014. Measuring Technological Innovativeness of Indonesia’s Manufacturing Companies: A Pilot Testing. International Business Management, 8: 285-294.
DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2014.285.294