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dc.contributor.authorYang, L.en
dc.contributor.authorLv, D.en
dc.contributor.authorYing, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorArndt, Felixen
dc.contributor.authorWei, J.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-28T11:01:17Z
dc.date.available2018-03-28T11:01:17Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-13
dc.identifier.citationYang, L., Lv, D., Ying, Y., Arndt, F. and Wei, J. (2018) Improvisation for innovation: The contingent role of resource and structural factors in explaining innovation capability. Technovation, 74-75, pp. 32-41en
dc.identifier.issn0166-4972
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/15653
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on resource and structural factors to explore the relationship between organizational improvisation and innovation capability. Although the role of improvisation has attracted increasing academic attention in fast-changing environments, little is known about the conditions under which firms benefit from improvisation. This paper addresses this gap using an organizational learning perspective that explains the role of a firm's organizational structure and organizational resources for improvisation and innovation. A large-scale survey in China finds that firms vary in their levels of (I) centralization and formalization of decision making and (II) resource slack and investment irreversibility and that these factors moderate the relationship between improvisation and innovation capability in distinct ways. Consistent with our theorizing, improvisation enhances innovation capability when firms have a decentralized but formalized structure or pursue the dual goals of maximizing resource slack and minimizing investment irreversibility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectImprovisationen
dc.subjectInnovationen
dc.subjectInnovation capabilitiesen
dc.subjectCentralizationen
dc.subjectFormalizationen
dc.subjectResource slacken
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.titleImprovisation for innovation: The contingent role of resource and structural factors in explaining innovation capabilityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2018.02.010
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.date.acceptance2018-03-06en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)en


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