Implicit theory of organization and innovation patterns in the management process

Bastos, Antônio Virgílio Bittencourt and Souza, Janice Janissek de and Menezes, Igor Gomes and Neris, Jorge Santos and Melo, Lívia Cruz Tourinho de and Brandão, Lázaro Augusto Guimarães (2007) Implicit theory of organization and innovation patterns in the management process. Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica / Psychology: Research and Review, 20 (1). pp. 157-166. ISSN 0102-7972

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722007000100020

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The research explores the concept of what is a sucessfull organization according to the perception of organizational actors in companies with different adoption patterns of innovative work and production management practices. For this purpose, it adopted a multi-case methodology, with a total of 23 participants distributed among 7 companies. Data was obtained by means of interviews comprising of open and structured items. The organizational actors' implicit theory doesn't differ significantly among the four patterns of innovation studied. In that sense, an attitude combining pro-activity and reactivity in the relationship between organization and environment, an organizational structure based on the characteristics of the mechanical/organic models and a relationship between individual and organization that mixes characteristics of the agency and community models were taken as ideals. On the other hand, the implicit theory explored by free evocation indicated the existence of shared characteristics, independent from the context in which it was inserted.

Keywords:Implicit theory, innovation patterns, managerial cognition
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N215 Organisational Development
C Biological Sciences > C870 Psychometrics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:27441
Deposited On:18 Jul 2017 18:06

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