Understanding the drivers of innovation in an organization: a literature reviewYear: 2021

Authors: S M V Dani, A V Gandhi
Journal: International Journal of Innovation Science
Publication date: 2021
Publisher: Emerald
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Innovation is an engine that drives the organization and allows it to outcompete in the economic environment. This paper aims to analyze scientific publications between 1980 and January 2021 concerning innovation indicators at organizational and individual levels. The study identifies 11 unique indicators to evaluate innovation, thus enhancing existing knowledge in the domain. A total of 175 randomly selected journal articles were systematically analyzed. While innovation has received significant attention in the commercial sector, the focus on the construct in academic research has remained relatively narrow. The analysis offers a comprehensive view of innovation drivers at an organizational and individual level. The literature review offers a deeper understanding of the indicators of innovation impacting organizational performance.