Designing and Validating a Model for Measuring Innovation Capacity Construct

Doroodian, M. and Rahman, M.N.A. and Kamarulzaman, Y. and Muhamad, N. (2014) Designing and Validating a Model for Measuring Innovation Capacity Construct. Advances in Decision Sciences, 2014. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2090-3359, DOI

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In today’s rapid changing and highly competitive business environment, innovation is broadly recognized as a powerful competitive weapon. Innovation is a dynamic process that needs continuous, evolving, and mastered management. Thus, companies need to monitor and measure their innovation capacity to manage the innovation process. Yet, there is lack of a psychometrically valid scale for innovation capacity construct in the current innovation literature. The purpose of this paper is to develop a reliable and valid scale of measurement for innovation capacity. To test its unidimensionality, reliability, and several components of validity, we used data collected from 175 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Iran and performed a series of analyses. The reliability measures, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and several components of validity tests strongly support a four-dimensional scale for measuring innovation capacity. The dimensions are knowledge and technology management, idea management, project development, and commercialization capabilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Measuring Innovation Capacity Construct
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics > Dept of Marketing
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 05:19
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 05:02

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