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dc.contributor.authorPanuwatwanich, Kriengsaken_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Sherifen_US
dc.contributor.editorJack Goulding, Mustafa Alshawien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:28:05Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:28:05Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-14T09:16:41Z
dc.identifier.issn14714175en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/14714170910995976en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29002
dc.description.abstractPurpose - This paper is an extension to a previous empirical study that modeled the process of innovation diffusion in Australian architectural and engineering design (AED) firms. The present study utilised explanatory case studies to assist in the verification of this empirical model, which depicted pathways that explain the role of enabling 'climate for innovation' constructs in determining the level of innovation diffusion outcomes, and subsequent business performance in Australian AED firms. Design/methodology/approach - This paper presents the latter of a two-stage sequential mixed method research design: (1) quantitative empirical study; and (2) qualitative explanatory case studies. Specifically, this stage extracted findings from five explanatory case studies using a qualitative pattern matching analysis technique. Interview-based data collected from the case studies were analysed to formulate the relationship patterns between constructs, which were then compared with those predicted by the empirical model. This approach afforded a determination on the extent to which the case-based findings (i.e. work-setting phenomena) explained (i.e. validated) the empirical model. Findings - The results of the case studies on five Australian AED firms indicated that the model could be adequately explained by the actual phenomena. This was evident in four of the cases providing a good to perfect match, and one showing a partial match, to the predicted patterns of relationships between the model constructs. Thus, the paper presents verified empirical pathways for AED firms, which suggested that, by increasing the level of leadership for innovation, the level of team climate and organisational culture for innovation can be improved. The improved culture for innovation would then heighten the level of innovation diffusion outcomes, which could, in turn, result in an enhanced business performance. Originality/value - This paper expanded and improved upon the current understanding of how the diffusion of innovation can be accelerated within the AED firm context. By focusing on the socio-psychological processes, the paper depicts the pathways to improved innovation diffusion outcomes and business performance, through fostering a robust climate for innovation. These pathways have been constructed empirically and were verified in this paper under real-work settings. Based on the validated model and the specific insights derived from the explanatory case studies, the paper also highlights a number of strategic implications for AED firms seeking to enhance their business performance through improving innovation diffusion practices. Keywords - Architectural and engineering design, Australia, explanatory case studies, innovation diffusion, pattern matching Paper type - Research paperen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom449en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto467en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalConstruction Innovationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode099999en_US
dc.titleValidation of an Empirical Model for Innovation Diffusion in Australian Design Firmsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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