Development and validation of a measurement scale of the innovative culture in work teams

Martín Solís (Business school, Tecnologico de Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica)
Ronald Mora-Esquivel (Tecnologico de Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica)

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Publication date: 3 June 2019



This study aims to develop and validate a scale to measure innovative culture in work teams of the public sector (ICT).


A mixed research design was followed. An initial literature review and a qualitative study identify the possible dimensions that give content to the construct of the innovative culture. Subsequently, two quantitative studies are carried out to explore the measurement scale and provide evidence of its reliability and validity.


The results show that the ICT construct is composed of ten dimensions and likewise, exhibit internal consistency and evidence of validity.


This study attempts to provide an additional contribution to the conceptualization and measurement of innovative culture, through the development of a scale that consolidates the different dimensions proposed by the authors. Besides, the scale developed is the only one, as far as we know, that has been created to evaluate innovative culture in work teams.



Solís, M. and Mora-Esquivel, R. (2019), "Development and validation of a measurement scale of the innovative culture in work teams", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 299-322.

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