TITLE

THE CHALLENGE OF INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION

AUTHOR(S)
Klein, Katherine J.; Sorra, Joann Speer
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Oct96, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p1055
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Implementation is the process of gaining targeted organizational members' appropriate and committed use of an innovation. Our model suggests that implementation effectiveness-the consistency and quality of targeted organizational members' use of an innovation-is a function of (a) the strength of an organization's climate for the implementation of that innovation and (b) the fit of that innovation to targeted users' values. The model specifies a range of implementation outcomes (including resistance, avoidance, compliance, and commitment); highlights the equifinality of an organization's climate for implementation; describes within- and between-organizational differences in innovation-values fit; and suggests new topics and strategies for implementation research.
ACCESSION #
9704071863

 

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