Organisational dynamics and adoption of innovations : a study within the context of software firms in Sri Lanka

Udagedara RMU, S and Allman, KL 2017, 'Organisational dynamics and adoption of innovations : a study within the context of software firms in Sri Lanka' , Journal Of Small Business Management . (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of organisational dynamics on innovation focus using the residual dominant and emergent theoretical framework (RDE) and the empirical evidence of four case studies. The findings revealed that different types of innovation coexist, but one type becomes dominant over other types at a certain time as the innovation focus is changed in line with the strategic priorities of firms. We found that innovation focus takes the form of product, process and organisational innovation pattern over time when the firms move from an entrepreneurial organisation to a more formal business corporation. More importantly, the RDE framework provides an appropriate lens for practitioners, in identifying the enablers and barriers of innovation.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal Of Small Business Management
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0047-2778
Depositing User: RMUS Udagedara
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 12:03
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 22:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/42067

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