Investigating the Link between Climate for Innovation and Diffusion Outcomes in Architecture and Engineering Design Organisations

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Title Investigating the Link between Climate for Innovation and Diffusion Outcomes in Architecture and Engineering Design Organisations
Author Panuwatwanich, Kriengsak; Stewart, Rodney Anthony; Mohamed, Sherif Ali Mohtady
Publication Title Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century : Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology
Editor Syed M. Ahmed, Salman Azhar, Sherif Mohamed
Year Published 2007
Place of publication USA
Publisher Florida International University
Abstract Innovation is widely recognised as a driving force for a firm's economic growth. Generally, innovation can come to an organisation by means of adoption or generation. Either way, the process of innovation diffusion is involved. Diffusion is a process by which an innovation is disseminated through communication channels among members of a social system over time. In this regard, social influence, in terms of organisational climate, is conceived of as a critical innovation enabler. This paper thus focuses on studying the impacts of a facet-specific climate namely “climate for innovation” on innovation diffusion outcomes in architecture and engineering design (AED) firms. This paper argues that there are three main factors forming climate for innovation: organisation culture, leadership and team climate. Despite the existing literature within the context of construction highlighting the importance of such factors, empirical studies addressing their impacts on firm-level innovation diffusion and business performance are sparse. To overcome this deficiency, a conceptual model was developed to be used for empirical investigation. This paper details the theoretical development of such a model and outlines a research method and plan of future research activities.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.fiu.edu/~citc/citc4/index.htm
Alternative URI http://www.fiu.edu/~citc/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 CITC-IV, USA. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to conference website.
ISBN 1884342021
Conference name Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-IV)
Location Gold Coast, Australia
Date From 2007-07-11
Date To 2007-07-13
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17797
Date Accessioned 2007-09-25
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Building Construction Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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