This dissertation explores a particular aspect of the phenomenon of innovation within organizations. Utilizing qualitative methods, the study investigates innovation in organizations deemed to be innovatively successful organizations. This research contributes to the field of organization development by investigating and adding descriptive empirical support to the extant literature and furthering an understanding of what makes an organization innovative from the perspectives of employees in innovatively successful organizations. The study uses phenomenology to investigate explanations of organizational innovation, leveraging qualitative data to help in understanding the specific area of inquiry. The unique aspect of this dissertation is its grounding the findings in the world of practice by means of rich description and contextual focus.
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Organization Theory, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Creativity, Innovation, Organizational innovation|
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