Title

When a Good Idea Isn't Enough: Curricular Innovation as a Political Process

Publication Date

6-1-2009

Abstract

Curricular innovations are needed to maintain the relevancy of business schools in a dynamic world, but innovations are not always implemented and sustained even if their technical merit is high. Building from theory and longitudinal case data, we develop a process model of innovation that describes the recursive interplay between structure and political action in a dynamic organizational context. A temporal extension of the process model reveals how innovation persistence is negatively influenced by exogenous factors that disrupt the self-reinforcing relationship between structure and political action.

Publication Title

Academy Of Management Learning & Education

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

188

Last Page

207

DOI

10.5465/AMLE.2009.41788842

Version

post-print on author's website (no IR)

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