HR Science Forum
When R&D spending is not enough: The critical role of culture when you really want to innovate
Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Resource Management
Special Issue: Special Section: Entrepreneurship—Part 2
Volume 49, Issue 4, pages 767–792, July/August 2010
How to Cite
Wang, S., Guidice, R. M., Tansky, J. W. and Wang, Z.-M. (2010), When R&D spending is not enough: The critical role of culture when you really want to innovate. Hum. Resour. Manage., 49: 767–792. doi: 10.1002/hrm.20365
- Issue online: 19 JUL 2010
- Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2010
- organizational culture;
Organizations invest substantial resources in research and development (R&D) to increase long-term performance. Despite these investments, contextual contingencies can impact innovation. Our findings show that Chinese manufacturers with cultures emphasizing innovation and teamwork more effectively use financial resources in the innovation process. Findings also demonstrate that the impact of education on innovation is greater with low stability and high teamwork and innovation orientations. Results also indicate that a culture emphasizing outcomes and stability leads to lower levels of innovation irrespective of financial and human resources invested. Finally, we found a negative curvilinear interaction between R&D spending and outcome orientation on innovation. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.