Innovativeness of Indian firms - catalysts and deterrents

Smitha Nair, Kishore Gopalakrishna Pillai, Manjusha Hirekhan, Pawan Budhwar

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Innovation is the driving force that is crucial for firms to sustain their competitive advantage and for economies and industries in general to surge forward. In comparison to developing economies, developed economies have always maintained greater focus on national innovation systems while the firms from these economies have been investing considerable effort on promoting organisational innovation. As firms became increasingly global, consumers across the world, especially from the emerging economies, are getting a taste of more sophisticated products and services. There was also an infusion of knowledge pertaining to cutting-edge technologies, innovation, processes and management systems into this part of the world. However, studies on organisational innovation have largely been confined to firms from developed economies in order to understand the effects of its determinants (Anderson et al., 2004; Choi and Williams, 2014; Li et al., 2013). Given the differences in the socio-cultural milieu between the developed and emerging economies, more nuanced understanding of the factors affecting and the processes associated with innovation in emerging markets is required.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman resource management, innovation and performance
EditorsHelen Shipton, Pawan Budhwar, Paul Sparrow, Alan Brown
Place of PublicationLondon (UK)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-46519-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-56307-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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