Title: Freedom-form organisations, innovation and quality of work life: towards a new model of interaction

Authors: Isabelle Corbett-Etchevers; Céline Perea; Damien Richard; Rodolphe Colle; Christian Defélix

Addresses: Grenoble IAE – Graduate School of Management, Grenoble INP (Institute of Engineering Université Grenoble Alpes), Université Grenoble Alpes, CERAG, 38000 Grenoble, France ' Grenoble IAE – Graduate School of Management, Grenoble INP (Institute of Engineering Université Grenoble Alpes), Université Grenoble Alpes, CERAG, 38000 Grenoble, France ' INSEEC Business School, 25 Rue de l'Université, 69007 Lyon, France ' Grenoble IAE – Graduate School of Management, Grenoble INP (Institute of Engineering Université Grenoble Alpes), Université Grenoble Alpes, CERAG, 38000 Grenoble, France ' Grenoble IAE – Graduate School of Management, Grenoble INP (Institute of Engineering Université Grenoble Alpes), Université Grenoble Alpes, CERAG, 38000 Grenoble, France

Abstract: In this article, we aim to bring together the fields of innovation management and organisational psychology (Deci and Ryan, 1985, 2000) in order to study an increasingly adopted organisational form - the freedom-form organisation (F-form) - and its effects on innovation capability and quality of work life. The findings from an exploratory case study of a small French company in the software services industry allow us to build a model and to formulate propositions for studying the interaction between freedom-form organisations, innovation capability and quality of work life.

Keywords: freedom-form organisation; innovation capability; quality of work life; innovation management; interaction model; organisational psychology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2019.099609

International Journal of Technology Management, 2019 Vol.79 No.3/4, pp.345 - 365

Available online: 09 May 2019 *

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