Environmental Constraints, Management Innovation and Organizational Renewal

Posted: 12 Nov 2012

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Eva Parga-Dans

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Carlos Martin-Rios

Rutgers University; CMI

Date Written: September 17, 2012


Management or organizational innovation is a crucial component of service firms’ innovation dynamics. In this research we aim to decipher the role of management innovation in overcoming environmental constraints of increasing complexity and economic downturn. Based on a longitudinal case study of commercial archaeology, an emerging, highly dynamic service activity, this paper illustrates that management innovation can serve as an important enabler of organizational renewal in turbulent times. It also shows that innovation dynamics in the formal structure and work practices may facilitate further business model innovations by providing new organizational capabilities. The relevance and generalizability for managerial research is discussed and future research is addressed

Keywords: management innovation, organizational renewal, environmental constraints, service firms, archaeological companies

JEL Classification: O32, O33, L84

Suggested Citation

Parga-Dans, Eva and Martin-Rios, Carlos, Environmental Constraints, Management Innovation and Organizational Renewal (September 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2174314

Eva Parga-Dans (Contact Author)

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Carlos Martin-Rios

Rutgers University ( email )

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