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  • Unlike the individual innovation decision, organizational innovation-decision takes several types.
  • Centralization and formalization.A little surprisingly, the large-size org is more innovative than the small one.
  • Centralization and formalization.A little surprisingly, the large-size org is more innovative than the small one.

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  • Innovation in Organizations November, 2011 Taesung Kim (tzk5085@psu.edu)
  • Types of Innovation-Decisions1. Optional innovation-decisions: choices are made by an independent individual2. Collective innovation-decisions: … by consensus among the members of a system3. Authority innovation-decision: … by a few powerful individuals in a system4. Contingent innovation-decisions: … only after a prior innovation-decision
  • Organizational Innovativeness1. Leader’s characteristics: leader’s attitude toward change (+)2. Org’s internal characteristics: centralization, formalization (-) / complexity, interconnectedness, organizational slack, size (+)3. Org’s external characteristics: system openness (+)
  • The Role of Champions1. The presence of an innovation champion: contributes to the success of an innovation in an organization2. The role: something like that of an opinion leader in a community3. The characteristics: innovation-minded, good at people skills rather than power
  • The Innovation Process in an Org Decision Initiation Implementation Agenda Redefining/ Matching Clarifying Routinizing Setting Restructuring
  • The Innovation Process in an Org1. Agenda-Setting: Organizational problems create a perceived need for innovation. Sometimes the need sets off the innovation, and sometimes knowledge of an innovation creates a need for it.2. Matching: Fitting an organizational problem with an innovation.
  • The Innovation Process in an Org3. Redefining/Restructuring: The innovation is re- invented to fit the org, and organizational structures are altered. Both the innovation and the org usually change in the innovation process.4. Clarifying: The relationship between the org and the innovation is defined more clearly. The framing of an innovation has important consequences.
  • The Innovation Process in an Org5. Routinizing: The innovation becomes an ongoing element in the org’s activities, which means sustainability. Sustainability of the innovation is related to (a) its degree of re-invention, (b) the fit between the intervention and the org, and (c) the involvement of a local champion.
  • Discussion Questions1. Assuming you are writing: leader’s attitude toward change (+)2. Org’s internal characteristics: centralization, formalization (-) / complexity, interco
  • Thank you! Taesung Kimtzk5085@psu.edu