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JOEBM 2020 Vol.8(3): 200-205 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2020.8.3.637

Technological Innovation Adoption in Manufacturing Sector: The Moderator Role of Government Support

Noni Ngisau and Nurhani Aba Ibrahim
Abstract—Investment in technological innovation in Malaysia has been actively developed either through government support or through the firm’s initiative to adopt technological innovation. This study examines government support as a moderator between the influencing factors and technological innovation performance in the manufacturing sector. The present study is conducted in the context of Malaysian manufacturing sector using a sample of 445 innovative companies. The results indicate that five indicators were an essential factor in boosting technological innovation adoption. Such support includes technical consultancy, innovation activities, technical support services, proper training of personnel, implementing of productivity and registration of patents, and financial support including excluded duty on imported machinery or equipment, tax-exemption incentives and innovation grants to the firm.

Index Terms—Government support, manufacturing sector, technological innovation, innovation activities.

Noni Ngisau is with Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak Branch, Malaysia (e-mail: noni.ngisau@gmail.com). Nurhani Aba Ibrahim is with Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak Branch, Malaysia (e-mail: nurhani.ai@gmail.com).

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Cite:Noni Ngisau and Nurhani Aba Ibrahim, "Technological Innovation Adoption in Manufacturing Sector: The Moderator Role of Government Support," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 200-205, 2020.

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