Skip to main content

Innovativeness of Indian firms - Catalysts and deterrents

Nair, Smitha and Pillai, Kishore Gopalakrishna and Hirekhan, Manjusha and Budhwar, Pawan (2016) Innovativeness of Indian firms - Catalysts and deterrents. In: Human Resource Management, Innovation and Performance. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 97-114. ISBN 978-1-349-56307-4. E-ISBN 978-1-137-46519-1. (doi:10.1057/9781137465191_7) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75514)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL


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 more focus on national innovation systems while the firms from these economies have been investing considerable effort on promoting organisational innovation. However, as firms became increasingly global, consumers across the world, especially from the emerging economies, were also getting a taste of more sophisticated products and services. There was also an infusion of knowledge pertaining to cutting edge technologies, innovations, processes and management systems into this part of the world. However, studies on organisational innovation have largely been confined to firms from developed economies 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.

All of these aspects make India an ideal setting for a study on organisational innovation. There are very few empirical studies exploring the links between HR practices and organisational innovation (Laursen and Foss, 2003; Shipton et al., 2006) and especially in emerging markets. Hence this study employs a cross sectional survey of 174 Indian firms to understand the factors promoting and hindering innovation. Data will be analysed and the findings will throw light on the main factors promoting and hindering innovation along with their relative importance, from a managerial perspective.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/9781137465191_7
Uncontrolled keywords: Human Resource Management Organisational Innovation Personal Attitude National Innovation System Collaborative Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Manjusha Hirekhan
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 14:13 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:19 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hirekhan, Manjusha:
  • Depositors only (login required):