Perceived Environmental Uncertainty and Firm Innovativeness

Conference contribution
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Jahanshahi AA, Zhang SX, Brem A
Editor(s): The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Title edited volumes: Proceedings of the XXV ISPIM Conference: Innovation for Sustainable Economy and Society
Publication year: 2014
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the XXV ISPIM Conference – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society
ISBN: 9789522655912
Language: English


Abstract


In this study we address a central question in the context of innovation and uncertainty. Why some of firms engage in innovative activities, when they are unable to predict the direction, effect, and consequence of main events and trends changes in their operating environment. At the same time, the other firms' focuses on existing products and services and in somehow avoid experimenting the new ideas and actions? More specifically, whether different types of perceived uncertainties have distinct effect on organization's inclinations to engage in innovative behaviour? The present paper develops a theoretical foundation of these questions and emphasizing on the contrasting role of uncertainty in facilitating and preventing the establishment of innovativeness within the firm.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


External institutions with authors

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Research Fields

Idea Management
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


How to cite

APA:
Jahanshahi, A.A., Zhang, S.X., & Brem, A. (2014). Perceived Environmental Uncertainty and Firm Innovativeness. In The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXV ISPIM Conference – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society. Dublin, Ireland.

MLA:
Jahanshahi, Asghar Afshar, Stephen X. Zhang, and Alexander Brem. "Perceived Environmental Uncertainty and Firm Innovativeness." Proceedings of the The XXV ISPIM Conference – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society, Dublin, Ireland Ed. The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), 2014.

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