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The role of organisational climate factors in facilitating workplace innovation

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posted on 2012-07-01, 00:00 authored by Kathryn Von TreuerKathryn Von Treuer, A McMurray
A firm’s ability to be adaptable, entrepreneurial and innovative may assist them to maintain, or achieve competitive advantage. We investigated the relationship between organisational climate and innovation in a consulting firm. Analyses of the 98 returned surveys showed significant relationships between organisational climate subscales of autonomy, worker cohesion and innovation with workplace innovation. Co-worker cohesion and pressure (negatively) predicted organisational innovation. Autonomy, innovation, cohesion and recognition predicted innovation climate. Autonomy and innovation predicted individual innovation while cohesion predicted team innovation. The results of the linear regressions revealed that organisational innovation, was the most significant model emerging, accounting for 40% of the variance. The study concluded that organisational strategies encouraging autonomy and co-worker cohesion were conducive to workplace innovation.

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Journal

International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation management

Volume

15

Issue

4

Pagination

292 - 309

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

ISSN

1368-275X

eISSN

1741-5098

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd

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