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Management teams'​ regulatory foci and organizational units'​ exploratory innovation: The mediating role of coordination mechanisms

Tuncdogan, Aybars, Boon, Ad, Mom, Tom, van den Bosch, Frans and Volberda, Henk 2017. Management teams'​ regulatory foci and organizational units'​ exploratory innovation: The mediating role of coordination mechanisms. Long Range Planning 50 (5) , pp. 621-635. 10.1016/j.lrp.2016.11.002

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Abstract

We further current understanding about the role of management teams in driving exploratory innovation by proposing that the regulatory focus of an organizational unit's management team is a key antecedent of the unit's level of exploratory innovation, and by clarifying the organizational coordination mechanisms through which this antecedent generates the unit's exploratory innovation. Our results, based on a survey of 748 managers from 69 organizational units of a large multinational semiconductor company, indicate that the promotion focus of a unit's management team relates positively to the unit's exploratory innovation. In contrast, prevention focus has a marginal negative effect. These effects are mediated by the management team's use of decentralization and connectedness. Our research advances theory development regarding the micro-foundations of organizational innovation and increases our understanding of how the views of a unit's management team are reflected in the unit's level of exploratory innovation and therefore impact the unit's chances of survival.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exploratory innovation, management team, organizational coordination, regulatory focus
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0024-6301
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 4 November 2016
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 06:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/95862

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