Title: Determining factors influencing radical and incremental innovation with a case study in the petrochemical industry

Authors: Arash Shahin; Azar Barati; Reza Dabestani; Azam Khalili

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezarjarib St., 81746-73441, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to prioritise factors influencing radical and incremental innovation. The research sample included 50 managers of Bandar Imam Mahshahr Petrochemical Company. To analyse the data, stage regression has been used. Findings indicate that variables like communication, new technological knowledge, repetition and exercise have the greatest impact on performing activities and accessing national and regional systems to promote radical and incremental innovation.

Keywords: radical innovation; incremental innovation; influencing factors; petrochemical industry; case study; Iran.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2017.080714

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2017 Vol.12 No.1, pp.62 - 79

Received: 02 Feb 2015
Accepted: 23 Mar 2015

Published online: 05 Dec 2016 *

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