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Organizational innovation in the UK: A case study of perceptions and processes

King, Nigel, Anderson, Neil and West, Michael (1991) Organizational innovation in the UK: A case study of perceptions and processes. Work & Stress, 5 (4). pp. 331-339. ISSN 0267-8373

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Abstract

Innovation research has tended to take a 'top-down' approach, and has failed to take account of the varying perspectives on the innovation process of different groups within organizations. This paper describes a study in two residential care homes for the elderly which examined inter-group differences in perceptions of the innovation process. Staff were asked to describe the histories of a selected innovation. Content-analysis of transcripts showed that managerial and non-managerial staff groups differed in their emphasis on particular phases of the innovation process, and that managers stressed positive influences on the process to a greater extent than did other staff. The groups agreed on what the sources of influence were. Four factors are suggested which might explain these findings: a group's stake in the innovation, role in the innovation process, identity with the organization, and the effectiveness of inter-group communications. Implications for management and future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 15:25
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 15:25
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/10029

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