Diffusion of organisational innovations: an empirical test of an analytical framework
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

Alänge, Jacobsson, and Jarnehammar (1998) presented an analytical framework for studying the diffusion of organisational innovations, based on the developments in literature on technical innovations and their diffusion.The aim of this paper is to examine the validity of the framework. Two exploratory case studies were carried out on the diffusion of the organisational innovation TQM. The case studies showed that the framework is a useful tool for studying the diffusion of organisational innovations. However, factors such as learning processes on a national and international level and the role of fads need further consideration. In addition, factors needed for a long-term commitment such as boards and owners and internal political and cultural systems need to be further investigated. The paper also presents a model for analysing the different phases in a diffusion process.

TCM

manufacturing industry

diffusion of innovations

analytical framework

organisational innovation

hospital

Författare

Sverker Alänge

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

Annika Steiber

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

1465-3990 (eISSN)

Vol. 23 8 881-897

Ämneskategorier

Annan maskinteknik

Drivkrafter

Innovation och entreprenörskap

DOI

10.1080/09537325.2011.611412