Title: Role of open innovation in project management CSF

Authors: Mohammad Alawamleh; Loiy Bani Ismail; Marwan Al Nahleh; Kamal A.M. Al-Qudah

Addresses: Business Administration Department, Faculty of Business and Finance, American University of Madaba, P.O.B. 2882, 11821 Amman, Jordan ' Business Administration Department, Faculty of Business and Finance, American University of Madaba, P.O.B. 2882, 11821 Amman, Jordan ' Banking and Finance Department, Faculty of Business and Finance, American University of Madaba, P.O.B. 2882, 11821 Amman, Jordan ' Banking and Finance Department, Faculty of Business and Finance, American University of Madaba, P.O.B. 2882, 11821 Amman, Jordan

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role and influence of open innovation in supporting the critical success factors (CSF) within project management (PM) through quantitative questionnaire which was administered to a sample of project managers and employees in construction sector organisations. This research found that all innovation variables (technology, knowledge, innovative spirit and acceptance) were perceived to positively influence CSF within PM, given that knowledge may encourage ideas that widen the horizon and facilitate more time and cost efficient task completion and thus more productive organisations. This study emphasises managers' and leaders' awareness of the role of innovation in supporting CSF in the organisations and the appearance of innovation and its role in developing the overall organisational performance at all levels, from employees to top management. This research is of great value to managers and team leaders within the construction sector, to focus attention on innovation initiatives within their territories. It is in fact a driving point that helps a manager to realise the level of acceptance of innovation taking place in the organisation, in addition to the gaps that might be found within this acceptance, and bridge it with more appropriate awareness and deployment of innovation.

Keywords: innovation; open innovation; project management; PM; critical success factors; CSF; technology; innovative spirit; knowledge; accepting new ideas.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.106013

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2020 Vol.21 No.4, pp.466 - 489

Received: 28 Jul 2018
Accepted: 22 Sep 2018

Published online: 24 Mar 2020 *

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