Organisational Structure and Innovation

Development Journal, Vol. D, Part 1, January 1979, The Cyprus Productivity Centre

12 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2013

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Savvakis C. Savvides

Queen's University - John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy

Date Written: January 15, 1979

Abstract

The author discusses how different organizational structures may facilitate or impede innovation. During the various stages in the innovation processes an organisation should adapt or change its structure to enable creativity and research to take place by being more flexible and shift to a more hierarchical or firm structure in order to attain economic efficiency and economies of scale when a new product is ready to be marketed. Many companies cater for this these contradictory needs during the innovation process by assigning venture teams to work on new products which exist in parallel and are outside the normal organizational environment.

Keywords: Organisation, Innovation, Organisational Change, Structure

JEL Classification: D11, D61, H43, L21, M31

Suggested Citation

Savvides, Savvakis C., Organisational Structure and Innovation (January 15, 1979). Development Journal, Vol. D, Part 1, January 1979, The Cyprus Productivity Centre, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2251203

Savvakis C. Savvides (Contact Author)

Queen's University - John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy ( email )

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