When a Good Idea Isn't Enough: Curricular Innovation as a Political Process
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.
Academy Of Management Learning & Education
post-print on author's website (no IR)
Thompson, Tracy A. and Purdy, Jill M., "When a Good Idea Isn't Enough: Curricular Innovation as a Political Process" (2009). Business Publications. 4.