Factors driving changes in innovating cultures in SMEs

Patricia Wolf, Catherine Sudbrack Rothbarth, Pierre-Yves Kocher, Jens O Meissner

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The innovating culture of an SME can be defined as patterned way of organizational meaning and sense-making which is (re-)produced through the enactment of cultural knowledge in innovation processes. Extant work assumes that SME with different innovating cultures react differently to external change stimuli, and that SME innovating culture is both operative in and subject to changes stimulated by external factors. However, these assumptions were so far not tested. Moreover, we are missing a comprehensive overview of external factors that actually stimulate change in SME innovating cultures. This paper contributes an empirical study which exploratively identifies such external factors and tests the above assumptions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 20th International CINet Conference : Innovating in an era of continuous disruption
PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)978-90-77360-22-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event20th International CINet Conference: Innovating in an era of continuous disruption - Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Duration: 8. Sept 201910. Sept 2019


Conference20th International CINet Conference
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