Innovation Barriers Classification: Case of the Northern Region of Morocco

  • Jihane AbdessadakEmail author
  • Hicham Achelhi
  • Kamal Reklaoui
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1104)


Innovation seems to have become the horizon of all research policies. While the nature of innovation activities varies considerably from one company to another, one observation remains: innovation is nowadays inescapable. The concept of innovation is directly related to the business. Virtually all business projects based originally on an innovation. In addition to operating their first innovation and to prevent the decline and disappearance, companies renew themselves through innovation. This paper is a window on innovation and its barriers especially in the northern region of Morocco.

According to a deep literature review and a survey we carried out in the region of Tangier, Tetouan & Al Hoceima, we classified the main barriers to innovation in the Northern Region of Morocco and we conclude that the three critical barriers that require further study are: the culture of innovation; Resistance to change and unqualified personnel. The focus on those three barriers will allow Morocco to develop its innovation system and will allow it to improve its position among innovative countries around the world.


Innovation Barriers Methods Morocco 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jihane Abdessadak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hicham Achelhi
    • 2
  • Kamal Reklaoui
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering, Innovation and Management of Industrial Systems, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of TangierAbdelmalek Essaadi UniversityTangierMorocco
  2. 2.Engineering, Innovation and Management of Industrial Systems, Multidisciplinary Faculty of LaracheAbdelmalek Essaadi UniversityTangierMorocco

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