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Title: An investigation into the practice of innovation in four organisations : the role of processes, groups and individuals
Author: Crossley, Barrie K.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2707 2020
Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire
Current Institution: University of Gloucestershire
Date of Award: 2011
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This research investigates the roles of organisational context, individuals and groups in innovation processes. Using a methodology highly influenced by Critical Realism four case studies provide a rich set of findings based on in-depth interviews and observation. Conclusions are drawn on a range of organisational issues and the role of management. Individuals are proposed as having a key role in the innovation processes although the findings indicate that groups frequently mentor, mediate and moderate the individuals' outputs and that a symbiotic relationship necessitates a balanced view of the roles of individuals and teams.
Supervisor: Watts, Ged ; Williams, Sue Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HD58 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture