Modeling the Role of a Manager to Motivate and Foster Innovator for Organizational Self-Renewal: A Theoretical Framework

27 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2005

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Sukumar RayChaudhuri

Director, Anand Engineering College, Agra, India.

Date Written: September 2005

Abstract

To survive in the environment of severe competition, an organization depends on innovation. Creative and innovative ideas in the multiple areas of operation from organizational strategy to product conceptualization, design, development, manufacturing and even marketing initiated by innovators are the genesis or centre of gravity of the process of innovation comprising of identification, acquisition and diffusion of knowledge. Innovators may exist at all levels of organizational hierarchy. Appropriate role played by the superior managers towards the innovators and the process of innovation leads the self-renewal of that organization. The process of identification of individual innovators and motivating them to be productive in a team is very much critical for an organization's success in the market. The manager responsible for motivating and fostering the innovators has to keep one of his eyes open to the objective, mission and goals of the organization and the other exploring the needs of the innovators. An innovator should resonate with zeal in phase with the business strategy of the organization. A mathematical model based on the concepts from Physics has been proposed to get a clear insight of the ideal role that a manager should play in his relationship with individual innovator.

Keywords: Innovator, innovation, creativity, leadership, organizational self-renewal, corporate strategy, Organizational behavior

JEL Classification: J24, L19, L22, M12, M14, M54, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

RayChaudhuri, Sukumar, Modeling the Role of a Manager to Motivate and Foster Innovator for Organizational Self-Renewal: A Theoretical Framework (September 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=796209 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.796209

Sukumar RayChaudhuri (Contact Author)

Director, Anand Engineering College, Agra, India. ( email )

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Agra, 282007
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