Organizational innovations and their behavioral background

Hámori, Balázs and Szabó, Katalin: Organizational innovations and their behavioral background. Proceedings of the "Scientific Management" and Management Science Today International Scientific Conference. pp. 179-190. (2011)

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Abstract

Organizational innovations have always played a Cinderella role in the innovation literature, compared to product and technological innovations. Even though the role they play in economic development does not lag behind of these later types at all. Neglecting organizational innovations explains the fact that today there is no consensus about their definitions, about their measuring, about how to interpret them, even though, as a result of the information and communication revolution, networking, this organizational transformation that is fundamentally changing the workings of the economy is unfolding in front of our eyes. According to the authors, both versions of networking – within or outside of the firm – are present in all significant organizational transformations: from transforming rigid vertical firm structures into networks of loose autonomic units to new forms of cooperation between firms. In the second part of the paper the authors present the results of their research relating to organizational innovation based on an online survey of 302 firms. Organizational innovations are highly important in such countries – like Hungary –, which do not have enough financial resources to carry out significant product and technological innovations. However, according to the survey, in the case of organizational innovations we perform poorly even compared to the other types of innovation. The final consequence is that the social context and the attitudes and behavioral forms closely related to it are determinative in explaining our backwardness in the area of organizational innovation.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the "Scientific Management" and Management Science Today International Scientific Conference
Date: 2011
Page Range: pp. 179-190
ISBN: 978-963-306-176-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Innováció - szervezeti
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 189-190. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 16. 10:02
Last Modified: 2019. May. 16. 10:02
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/57890

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