Innovation in Organizations: A Multi-Level Perspective on Creativity

Michael D. Mumford, Samuel T. Hunter

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Recognizing the impact of innovation on organizational performance, scholars from a number of disciplines have sought to identify the conditions that make innovation possible. Although these studies have served to identify a number of key variables, the relationship between these variables and innovation is complex. In this chapter, we argue that the apparent complexity of these relationships may be attributed to cross-level differences in the requirements for innovation and the existence of complex interactions among the phenomena operating at a given level of analysis. The implications of this multi-level perspective for understanding how innovation occurs in organizational settings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMulti-Level Issues in Strategy and Methods
EditorsFred Dansereau, Francis Yammarino
Number of pages65
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Publication series

NameResearch in Multi-Level Issues
ISSN (Print)1475-9144

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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    Mumford, M. D., & Hunter, S. T. (2005). Innovation in Organizations: A Multi-Level Perspective on Creativity. In F. Dansereau, & F. Yammarino (Eds.), Multi-Level Issues in Strategy and Methods (pp. 9-73). (Research in Multi-Level Issues; Vol. 4).