The Influence of Hierarchy on Idea Generation and Selection in the Innovation Process

@article{Keum2017TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Hierarchy on Idea Generation and Selection in the Innovation Process},
  author={Dongil D. Keum and Kelly E. See},
  journal={Organ. Sci.},
  year={2017},
  volume={28},
  pages={653-669}
}
The link between organizational structure and innovation has been a longstanding interest of organizational scholars, yet the exact nature of the relationship has not been clearly established. Drawing on the behavioral theory of the firm, we take a process view and examine how hierarchy of authority—a fundamental element of organizational structure reflecting degree of managerial oversight—differentially influences behavior and performance in the idea generation versus idea selection phases of… Expand
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