ERIC Number: EJ1061465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
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The Determinants of Organizational Innovation: An Interpretation and Implications for Research Libraries
Jantz, Ronald C.
College & Research Libraries, v76 n4 p512-536 May 2015
The research reported here is focused on a specific type of change in an organization: an innovation. In an empirical analysis of research libraries, it was found that five factors had a significant impact on the innovation performance of the library. These factors relate to the strategy, organizational structure, and leadership of the research library. The study sample consisted of 50 libraries that were members of the Association of Research Libraries. This paper will discuss the theoretical model, explain the effects of these five variables, highlight certain additional correlations that are meaningful, and discuss implications for research libraries.
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Innovation, Research Libraries, Library Development, Performance Factors, Change Strategies, Administrative Organization, Leadership Effectiveness, Library Administration, Library Associations, Models, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Library Research, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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