Determinants of organizational innovation: a framework

Leena Busaibe (College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Sanjay Kumar Singh (College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Syed Zamberi Ahmad (College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Sanjaya S. Gaur (Department of Marketing, Sunway University Business School, Selangor, Malaysia)

Gender in Management

ISSN: 1754-2413

Publication date: 7 November 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the effect of gender perspectives in organizational leadership and culture on organizational innovations within the oil and gas industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Design/methodology/approach

The study examined research in the area of organizational innovation and proposed a framework to help practitioners to create an environment that promotes and strengthens innovation thinking at an institutional level.

Findings

Based on the literature, a framework of organizational innovation was developed with gender as a control factor. It shows the mediating effect of employee performance management on the independent variables, organizational leadership and culture.

Research limitations/implications

The oil and gas industry in the UAE should be a suitable environment for organizational innovation. Gender differences justify further investigation, especially the implications for female leaders, such as promotion and career advancement.

Practical implications

The results of this study will provide practical insights to executives, strategy-makers and practitioners and enable them to increase innovation among individuals and teams.

Originality/value

This study provides a comprehensive framework to assist practitioners and academics to understand the correlation of organizational innovation in the oil and gas industry.

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Citation

Busaibe, L., Singh, S., Ahmad, S. and Gaur, S. (2017), "Determinants of organizational innovation: a framework", Gender in Management, Vol. 32 No. 8, pp. 578-589. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-01-2017-0007

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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