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The sources of management innovation: When firms introduce new management practices

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  • Mol, Michael J.
  • Birkinshaw, Julian
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    Management innovation is the introduction of management practices new to the firm and intended to enhance firm performance. Building on the organizational reference group literature, this article shows that management innovation is a consequence of a firm's internal context and of the external search for new knowledge. Furthermore the article demonstrates a trade-off between context and search, in that there is a negative effect on management innovation associated with their joint occurrence. Finally the article shows that management innovation is positively associated with firm performance in the form of subsequent productivity growth.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 62 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 12 (December)
    Pages: 1269-1280

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:62:y:2009:i:12:p:1269-1280

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    Keywords: Management innovation Management practices Performance Knowledge sources;

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    1. Ciumara, Tudor, 2011. "Brief Analysis Of Some Sources Of Managerial Innovation," Studii Financiare (Financial Studies), Centre of Financial and Monetary Research "Victor Slavescu", Centre of Financial and Monetary Research "Victor Slavescu", vol. 15(3), pages 156-164.
    2. Özlem Yaþar Uðurlu & Nurettin Ýbrahimoðlu & Sibel Ayas, 2013. "A Content Analysis on Management Fashions in Turkish Manufacturing Companies," International Review of Management and Marketing, Econjournals, Econjournals, vol. 3(4), pages 164 - 183.
    3. Kunz, Werner & Schmitt, Bernd & Meyer, Anton, 2011. "How does perceived firm innovativeness affect the consumer?," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 64(8), pages 816-822, August.
    4. Gérard Ballot & Fathi Fakhfakh & Fabrice Galia & Ammon Salter, 2011. "The Fateful Triangle Complementarities between product, process and organizational innovation in the UK and France," Working Papers halshs-00812141, HAL.
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    6. Ganter, Alois & Hecker, Achim, 2014. "Configurational paths to organizational innovation: qualitative comparative analyses of antecedents and contingencies," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 67(6), pages 1285-1292.
    7. Lee, Hun & Shin, Hyung-Deok, 2010. "Which subfield to enter first?: The role of a firm's pre-entry experiences," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 63(12), pages 1310-1316, December.
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    10. Wright, Christopher & Sturdy, Andrew & Wylie, Nick, 2012. "Management innovation through standardization: Consultants as standardizers of organizational practice," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 652-662.
    11. Camisón, César & Villar-López, Ana, 2014. "Organizational innovation as an enabler of technological innovation capabilities and firm performance," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 2891-2902.
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    13. Janeiro, Pedro & Proença, Isabel & Gonçalves, Vítor da Conceição, 2013. "Open innovation: Factors explaining universities as service firm innovation sources," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 66(10), pages 2017-2023.

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