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What makes an innovatively successful organization: A phenomenological investigation of organization innovation
by Kerth, Scott, Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2013, 123; 3577479
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jamieson, David
School: Benedictine University
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
Publication Number: 3577479
ISBN: 978-1-303-61171-1
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