I am grateful to Randolf Cooper, Royston Greenwood, Bob Hinings, Barrie Nault, Abhoy Ojha and Kay Stratton-Devine for helpful comments on earlier versions of this article.
ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION: REVIEW, CRITIQUE AND SUGGESTED RESEARCH DIRECTIONS*
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Journal of Management Studies
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 405–431, May 1994
How to Cite
Wolfe, R. A. (1994), ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION: REVIEW, CRITIQUE AND SUGGESTED RESEARCH DIRECTIONS. Journal of Management Studies, 31: 405–431. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.1994.tb00624.x
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Despite broad interest and a vast literature, understanding of innovative behaviour in organizations remains relatively undeveloped. to contribute to the development of a more cumulative knowledge base, the author presents a conceptual review of the innovation literature by summarizing and organizing prior research into three related, though often confounded, research streams and identifies major reasons for the inconsistent and inconclusive nature of the research. Strategies for conducting more generalizable innovation research are suggested.