Gaining insight into innovation culture within the context of R&D centres in Turkey
by Ethem Duygulu; Emir Ozeren; Demet Bagiran; Andrea Appolloni; Muge Mavisu
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (IJEIM), Vol. 19, No. 1/2, 2015

Abstract: The aim of this article is to identify the major themes of innovation culture within the context of R&D centres. The research question formulated for this purpose is: What are the aspects of corporate culture that can support building an innovation culture? To address this research question, qualitative exploratory research design was employed and focus group methodology was adopted. The research was conducted on 38 enterprises out of 127 with official R&D centre certification in Turkey. This paper contributes to the existing literature based on eight dimensions (knowledge sharing, learning and development, social networks and cooperation, allocation of free time, tolerance of mistakes, rewarding and incentive system, managing differences and teamwork) that captures the interface between corporate culture and innovativeness. A unique definition of innovation culture was also proposed.

Online publication date: Fri, 03-Apr-2015

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