Effects of some behavioral properties of firms on firm innovation capability: an Empirical study on micro and small sized software firms in ODTÜ Teknokent

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2015
Utku Ünal, Ezgi
Today, innovation has great importance in the improvement and having continuance of organizations. In the competitive economy of global world, the only way for organizations to gain advantage against their rivals is to make innovation continuous. In this study, the effects of some behavioral properties of companies such as organizational climate, shared vision, transformational leadership and knowledge sharing on the perceived innovation capability of the company is investigated through a questionnaire which is obtained from the combination of five different questionnaires from literature. In addition, information about product, process and marketing innovations and collaborations the company has engaged in the last three years is obtained through the interviews held with the owners or R&D managers of the companies. Whether there is any difference in the perceived innovation capability of the companies when product, process and marketing innovations and collaboration are considered is investigated by applying variance analysis. All data collected from micro and small sized software companies residing in ODTÜ Teknokent through questionnaires and interviews are analyzed by using SPSS 21.0 software. In conclusion, the existence of a positive relationship between factors of organizational climate, shared vision, transformational leadership and knowledge sharing and the perceived innovation capability of the company is proved. However, no difference in the perceived innovation capability of the companies when product, process and marketing innovations and collaboration are considered is identified.
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E. Utku Ünal, “Effects of some behavioral properties of firms on firm innovation capability: an Empirical study on micro and small sized software firms in ODTÜ Teknokent,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.