Christian Churches in the United States are facing decline and, just like other organizations, must renew themselves. This study explores the culture of a successful Midwestern church and its climate for innovation in an effort to move this church toward renewal. Through multiple regressionanalysis, support was found for the literature’s claims that a strong adhocracy culture has a significantly positive relationship with climate for innovation. However, the findings offered startling support that a strong clan culture has an even greater significant correlation with climate for innovation. Interestingly, it was found that market and hierarchy cultures have a small inverse relationship with support for innovation, and also that market culture has a small inverse relationship with resource supply. These results have significant implications for churches, ministries, and other nonprofit leaders and their organizations.
Parolini, J. and Parolini, M. (2012), "Moving from maturity to renewal: An investigation of culture and innovation", International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 200-238. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOTB-15-02-2012-B003Download as .RIS
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