The sources of management innovation: when firms introduce new management practices
Mol, Michael J. and Birkinshaw, Julian M.. (2009) The sources of management innovation: when firms introduce new management practices. Journal of Business Research, Vol.62 (No.12). pp. 1269-1280. ISSN 0148-2963
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2009.01.001
Management innovation is the introduction of management practices new to the firm and intended to enhance firm performance. Building on the organizational reference group literature, this article shows that management innovation is a consequence of a firm's internal context and of the external search for new knowledge. Furthermore the article demonstrates a trade-off between context and search, in that there is a negative effect on management innovation associated with their joint occurrence. Finally the article shows that management innovation is positively associated with firm performance in the form of subsequent productivity growth.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Management, Diffusion of innovations, Organizational change, Business enterprises -- Ratings and rankings|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Business Research|
|Official Date:||December 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 1269-1280|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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