Numerous studies have demonstrated that the success of businesses in the era of knowledge-based economy depends on their innovation capacity (Azevedo et al., 2007). Therefore, the main goal of this study is to explore the factors that impact the innovation capacity of enterprises in the Vietnam Southern high tech industry. Besides the qualitative method, the study carries out a survey of 380 enterprises in the fields of electronics, microelectronics, information technology, telecommunications, precision engineering, automation, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. The results reveal that total quality management, internal human resources, absorptive capacity, government support, and collaboration networks impact positively on the innovation capacity. In addition, the research proposes solutions for high tech enterprises to boost their innovation capacity in the future.
Innovation; Total Quality Management; Human Resources; Absorbtive Capacity; Collaboration Networks; High-Tech Industry.