The Impact of Employee Networks and Organizational Culture on Innovation Performance

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dc.contributor.author Bou Rached, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-25T06:28:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-25T06:28:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14121
dc.description.abstract In today’s competitive business environment, innovation has become a necessity for organizations to survive and achieve strategic objectives. To this end, the growing body of research has concentrated on the role of policies, resources and technologies in shaping innovation, with little attention on how the social fabric of employee relationship and prevailing cultures impact innovation. Therefore, the aim of this study is two-fold: (1) to examine the impact of employees’ social network structure, position and ties on their innovation capability and (2) to explore variances in innovation capability across different organization cultures, namely adhocracy, clan, market and hierarchy. To do so, a questionnaire was used to collect data from 111 employees working across different firms where they were asked to report on the patterns of their relationships with other employees and to assess the prevailing culture. Social network analysis was conducted using E-NET, followed by a hierarchical multiple regression which showed that employees’ network density, degree centrality and constraint are positively associated with innovation capability, with education level moderating these relationships. Moreover, it was shown that adhocracy and hierarchy cultures are associated with innovation capability. The findings are important for both managers and policy makers to improve innovative capabilities by restructuring employee relationships and supporting specific cultures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Personnel management -- Technological innovations en_US
dc.subject Corporate culture -- Environmental aspects en_US
dc.subject Social networks -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Technological innovations -- Management -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Impact of Employee Networks and Organizational Culture on Innovation Performance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree MS in Human Resources Management en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 202005104 en_US
dc.author.commembers Karkoulian, Silva
dc.author.commembers Bolazian, Puzant
dc.author.department Management Studies en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (x, 122 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Fares, Julien
dc.keywords Organizational Culture en_US
dc.keywords Innovation en_US
dc.keywords Social Network en_US
dc.keywords Innovative Capabilities en_US
dc.keywords Relationships en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 77-87) en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.451
dc.author.email nicole.bourached@lau.edu en_US
dc.description.irb LAU.SOB.JF2.3/Mar/2022 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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