TITLE

Design of Corporate Creativity

AUTHOR(S)
Khandwalla, Pradip N.; Mehta, Kandarp
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers;Jan-Mar2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Globalization has created immense competitive pressures on corporates. In order to survive and prosper, organizations in the Third World need to redesign themselves for corporate creativity, i.e., for high rates of sustained and successful technological as well as non-technological innovations. This paper provides several examples of how deregulation of the West's airlines industry in the decade of the 1980s stimulated its corporate creativity. It then reviews the literature on the organizational design for corporate creativity to derive a model of the corporate's organizational design requirements for copious and successful innovations. The model proposes that, for superior corporate creativity in a regime of intensifying environmental pressures, the organization needs to choose the following: i) innovation-friendly business strategies; ii) organizational structure; iii) top management style; iv) middle management practices; and v) effective modes of managing innovations. These choices would lead to innovational success, which, in turn, would confer competitive excellence on the organization. This paper reports a test of the model through questionnaire-based data on 65 Indian corporates collected from late 1999 to early 2003. Data were gathered from an average of five top and senior level executives from each corporate on 6-point scales, and each scale was anchored by a statement at each extreme. All the responses from each organization were averaged for each rated scale and converted into a percentage score for the organization. The scales were grouped for aggregation into: i) environmental pressure; ii) innovations-supportive strategic management; iii) innovations-supportive top management style; iv) innovations-supportive organizational structure; v) innovations-supportive managerial practices and culture; vi) effective management of innovations; vii) corporate innovational success; and viii) corporate competitive excellence. The data were secured for the...
ACCESSION #
12691302

 

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