A model of organizational innovation implementation effectiveness in small to medium firms

Sukanlaya Sawang, Kerrie L. Unsworth

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The present study aims to validate the current best-practice model of implementation effectiveness in small and mid-size businesses. Data from 135 organizations largely confirm the original model across various types of innovation. In addition, we extended this work by highlighting the importance of human resources in implementation effectiveness and the consequences of innovation effectiveness on future adoption attitudes. We found that the availability of skilled employees was positively related to implementation effectiveness. Furthermore, organizations that perceived a high level of benefits from implemented innovations were likely to have a positive attitude towards future innovation adoption. The implications of our improvements to the original model of implementation effectiveness are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-1011
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Management
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Fingerprint

Innovation
Personnel
Availability
Organizational innovation
Innovation implementation
Industry

Keywords

  • Innovation Management, Implementation, Innovation Effectiveness, SMEs

Cite this

A model of organizational innovation implementation effectiveness in small to medium firms. / Sawang, Sukanlaya; Unsworth, Kerrie L.

In: International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 15, No. 5, 2011, p. 989-1011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{0f136ba7f853495884c1b0460c96f7ff,
title = "A model of organizational innovation implementation effectiveness in small to medium firms",
abstract = "The present study aims to validate the current best-practice model of implementation effectiveness in small and mid-size businesses. Data from 135 organizations largely confirm the original model across various types of innovation. In addition, we extended this work by highlighting the importance of human resources in implementation effectiveness and the consequences of innovation effectiveness on future adoption attitudes. We found that the availability of skilled employees was positively related to implementation effectiveness. Furthermore, organizations that perceived a high level of benefits from implemented innovations were likely to have a positive attitude towards future innovation adoption. The implications of our improvements to the original model of implementation effectiveness are discussed.",
keywords = "Innovation Management, Implementation, Innovation Effectiveness, SMEs",
author = "Sukanlaya Sawang and Unsworth, {Kerrie L.}",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1142/S1363919611003398",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
pages = "989--1011",
journal = "International Journal of Innovation Management",
issn = "1363-9196",
publisher = "Imperial College Press",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A model of organizational innovation implementation effectiveness in small to medium firms

AU - Sawang, Sukanlaya

AU - Unsworth, Kerrie L.

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - The present study aims to validate the current best-practice model of implementation effectiveness in small and mid-size businesses. Data from 135 organizations largely confirm the original model across various types of innovation. In addition, we extended this work by highlighting the importance of human resources in implementation effectiveness and the consequences of innovation effectiveness on future adoption attitudes. We found that the availability of skilled employees was positively related to implementation effectiveness. Furthermore, organizations that perceived a high level of benefits from implemented innovations were likely to have a positive attitude towards future innovation adoption. The implications of our improvements to the original model of implementation effectiveness are discussed.

AB - The present study aims to validate the current best-practice model of implementation effectiveness in small and mid-size businesses. Data from 135 organizations largely confirm the original model across various types of innovation. In addition, we extended this work by highlighting the importance of human resources in implementation effectiveness and the consequences of innovation effectiveness on future adoption attitudes. We found that the availability of skilled employees was positively related to implementation effectiveness. Furthermore, organizations that perceived a high level of benefits from implemented innovations were likely to have a positive attitude towards future innovation adoption. The implications of our improvements to the original model of implementation effectiveness are discussed.

KW - Innovation Management, Implementation, Innovation Effectiveness, SMEs

U2 - 10.1142/S1363919611003398

DO - 10.1142/S1363919611003398

M3 - Article

VL - 15

SP - 989

EP - 1011

JO - International Journal of Innovation Management

JF - International Journal of Innovation Management

SN - 1363-9196

IS - 5

ER -