Intra-Organizational Integration and Innovation : Organizational Structure , Environmental Contingency and R & D Performance

  title={Intra-Organizational Integration and Innovation : Organizational Structure , Environmental Contingency and R & D Performance},
  author={You-Na Lee and John P. Walsh},
It is widely thought that intra-firm integration has a positive effect on organizational performance, especially in environments characterized by complex and uncertain information. However, counter arguments suggest that integration may limit flexibility and thereby reduce performance in the face of uncertainty. Research and development activities of a firm are especially likely to face complex and uncertain information environments. Following prior work in contingency theory, this paper… CONTINUE READING

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