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Deconstructing Lawson and Samson's concept of innovation capability: a critical assessment and a refinement

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Djoumessi, A and Chen, S-L and Cahoon, S, Deconstructing Lawson and Samson's concept of innovation capability: a critical assessment and a refinement, International Journal of Innovation Management Article 1950053. ISSN 1363-9196 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1142/S1363919619500531

Abstract

For almost 20 years, research on firm level innovation have relied upon [Lawson and Samson (2001). Developing innovation capability in organisations: A dynamic capabilities approach. International Journal of Innovation Management, 5(3), 377–400] concept of innovation capability (IC). Of note, these authors stated that this concept needs to be ‘refined, validated and tested using other research methods’ [Lawson and Samson (2001). Developing innovation capability in organisations: A dynamic capabilities approach. International Journal of Innovation Management, 5(3), 377–400], p. 396. To date, empirical studies heeding this call have been challenging to find. By researchers relying on this untested concept, they risk not attaining comprehensive insights into the firm level mechanisms underpinning the transformation idea and knowledge into innovations. This paper proposes a rethinking of the IC concept. The analysis is based on survey data of 69 firms involved in the Australian maritime industry using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The results suggest that the IC concept might be refined from seven dimensions, initially conceptualised, to three dimensions. The three dimensions are renamed as institutionalising innovation, implementing innovation and stimulating innovation.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Lawson and Samson, innovation capability concept, refinement, institutionalising innovation, implementing innovation, stimulating innovation
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Innovation and Technology Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Technological and Organisational Innovation
UTAS Author:Djoumessi, A (Mr Armand Djoumessi Mouafo)
UTAS Author:Chen, S-L (Dr Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Associate Professor Stephen Cahoon)
ID Code:130147
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2019-01-12
Last Modified:2019-02-15
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