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dc.contributor.authorPanuwatwanich, Kriengsaken_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Sherifen_US
dc.contributor.editorY. Nielsenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:02:32Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:02:32Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2014-03-24T03:52:50Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/24110
dc.description.abstractInnovation plays an important role in determining the competitiveness among firms operating in the construction industry. Creativity and innovation are especially crucial in design sector where firms are more likely to stay competitive if they are continually successful at generating and/or adopting innovation. To achieve this, studies have shown that firms should provide a condition that allows the innovation to be effectively diffused, a condition such that innovation can be nurtured and brought to fruition. This paper focuses on the study of a critical social element in an organisation, namely "climate for innovation", whose role has been claimed to influence the diffusion of innovation. This paper argues that climate for innovation consists of three main social psychological constructs: organisational culture, leadership and team. To investigate the roles of these constructs, a questionnaire survey targeting design professionals employed in Australian architecture and engineering design firms was conducted. Based on a sample of 181 respondents, results from statistical analysis employing Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) revealed that innovative organisational culture functions as a gateway to the diffusion of innovation, by mediating the relationships between leadership and team climate, with innovation diffusion outcomes. More importantly, the findings highlighted the critical role of leadership in stimulating innovation in teams and creating a supportive culture that fosters and nurtures such innovation. Finally, the findings warrant the benefits of innovation by demonstrating the significant contribution of innovation to business performance in design firms.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherLoughborough Universityen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/cice/aec2008/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/cice/aec2008/AEC2008-13.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThe 5th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Constructionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Constructionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2008-06-23en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2008-06-25en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAntalya, Turkeyen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode299999en_US
dc.titleEnhancing Innovation and Firm Performance: The Role of Climate for Innovation in Design Firmsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 AEC. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2008
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