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Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work
The relationship between culture and innovation has intrigued researchers for generations. After much research and experimentation, what we know about the relationship is that innovation both shapes and is shaped by culture, and that both culture and innovation can be conceptualized as operating at multiple levels - national, regional, and organizational. We also know that in the management literature, culture has most commonly been conceptualized as an organizational variable - a constellation of norms and values, unique in some respects to every organization, that can, through its influence on behavior of organizational members, either encourage and facilitate innovation or be an obstacle to it.
Originally published in the Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work by Cambridge University Press, available at the following: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521877423
Kimberly, J.R. & Rye, C.B. (2009) In Bhagat, R.S. & Steers, R.M. (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work, (pp. 197-215). New York, Cambridge University Press.
Date Posted: 27 November 2017