The culture of innovation styles: Are our corporate cultures tuned for innovation?

Ellen Czaika, Ricardo Valerdi

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Abstract

Systems engineering work is requiring increasing collaboration among various enterperprises, nations, and individuals to innovate to meet the comlex needs of large numbers of stakeholders. This indicates a need to better understand the cultural differences in innovation styles that can enable or hinder collaboration. This paper argues that applying the Hofstede Cross-Cultural Dimensions to enterprises will provide useful insights for systems engineering enterprises in working with cross-cultural teams. Furthermore, this paper seeks to apply the Hofstede dimensions to identifying enterprise cultures conducive to innovation, radical and incremental. By exploring the relationship between the Hofstede Dimensions and Miller and Friesen's Conservative and Entreprenurial Innovation Models, and between the Hofstede Dimensions and Brown's System Model of Technological Innovation, this paper seeks to help enterprises match their culture to the type of innovation their enterprise culture supports. Furthermore, it suggests future research to investigate and compare the Hofstede dimensions of defense organizations and of the companies listed on the BusinessWeek Most Innovative Companies List.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE 2009) in conjunction with the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering APCOSE 2009
Pages788-800
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2009 - , Singapore
Duration: Jul 20 2009Jul 23 2009

Publication series

Name19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2009
Volume2

Other

Other19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2009
CountrySingapore
Period7/20/097/23/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Czaika, E., & Valerdi, R. (2009). The culture of innovation styles: Are our corporate cultures tuned for innovation? In 19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE 2009) in conjunction with the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering APCOSE 2009 (pp. 788-800). (19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2009; Vol. 2).