Time and time-based organizing of innovation: Influence of temporality on entrepreneurial firms’ performance

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Time is a crucial yet scarce resource in innovation management. However, the way in which entrepreneurial enterprises (SMEs) allocate temporal resources in innovation remains largely unexplored. We propose a conceptualization of innovation polychronicity, which is defined as the extent to which a firm’s innovation culture promotes simultaneous engagement in multiple innovation activities. Based on this conceptualization, we propose that either low or high levels of innovation polychronicity lead to better firm performance. Analysis of data gathered from a survey of 127 SMEs and archival sources provides support for the proposed U-shaped relationship. We further find that innovation synchronization moderates this relationship. The findings contribute to the broader literature on innovation and temporality in organizations.

Authors Siren, Charlotta; Parida, Vinit; Frishammar, Johan & Wincent, Joakim
Journal or Publication Title Journal of Business Research
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area Global Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date May 2020
Publisher Elsevier
Volume 112
Page Range 23-32
ISSN 0148-2963
Official URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Charlotta Siren
Date Deposited 14 Oct 2020 20:43
Last Modified 14 Oct 2020 20:43
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261217

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Siren, Charlotta; Parida, Vinit; Frishammar, Johan & Wincent, Joakim (2020) Time and time-based organizing of innovation: Influence of temporality on entrepreneurial firms’ performance. Journal of Business Research, 112 23-32. ISSN 0148-2963

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