Innovation and Organisational Performance: Evidence and a Research Agenda

Advanced Institute of Management Research Paper No. 002

56 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2008

Date Written: June 2, 2004

Abstract

The notion that innovation is a route to higher levels of organizational performance in public agencies is examined in this critical review. Substantial support for the innovation-performance hypothesis is found in the published quantitative studies. The evidence first points towards the importance of simultaneously introducing product and process innovations and second highlights the mediating role that innovation plays in the management-performance relationship. The evidence does not, however, allow clear conclusions to be reached on where, when and how a strategy of organizational innovativeness should be pursued. Major conceptual, methodological and empirical issues are addressed in a research agenda.

Keywords: Innovation, Performance

Suggested Citation

Walker, Richard Mark, Innovation and Organisational Performance: Evidence and a Research Agenda (June 2, 2004). Advanced Institute of Management Research Paper No. 002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1306909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1306909

Richard Mark Walker (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, HK
China

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