I am Ing Ibrahim Abdulai Sawaneh



Innovation capability is the ability of a firm to transform an idea into a something new which carries an economic value. The economic value would then increase profit and consequently firm performance. The Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) sector is well recognized for its contribution to employment, innovation and economic dynamism and is considerate as an engine of growth and an essential part of an innovative economy. The purpose of conducting this study is to examine the relationship between innovation capability and firm performance of SMEs in Sri Lanka. Innovation capability of owners is a root cause for many ancillary problems arising subsequently within SMEs. The findings show that seven important aspects of innovation capability, participants leadership culture, business networking, knowledge & competence capability, technology, product & services, marketing and risk taking are directly and positively associate with SMEs Performance. This study examines multiple aspects of innovation capability as well as investigating the relationship between innovation capability aspect and the SMEs Performance. These finding carry implications for how policy makers can best promote innovation capability to assist SMEs enhance their performance in competitive and innovative economic environments. Further, the model can be empirically tested in future research.

Keywords: Innovation Capability SMEs PerformanceEntrepreneurshipInnovative Economy


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A Survey on Security Issues and Wearable Sensors in Wireless Body Area Network for Healthcare System.

Several works have been done in recently geared towards improving and maintaining the aging world population from chronic diseases due to our numerous activities. Researchers actively working in various fields (medical, academic, military, and industry). This survey report focuses on developing and implementing wireless body area network technology (WBAN) in healthcare systems. Body area network (BAN) technology establishes a system which monitors patient health status using tiny wireless sensors devices placed in or around the human body that aids medical professionals, and the patients with easy and convenience of operation and mobility. However, this technology faces peculiar challenges in designing and implementing, such as security vital for any system, privacy concern for everybody because it holds our data and must maintain high secrecy, power failure, sensor validation versus system compatibility, data consistency, cost and many others. Moreover, the survey suggests ways to improve and maintain the dependability of WBAN.

KEYWORDS: Wireless Body Area Network; Body Sensor Network; ECC; DES; BNC

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Ing Ibrahim Abdulai Sawaneh

Former Director Of Academic Affair (IAMTECH)

2018 Seminar on ICT Application in Higher Education for African Countries