IJIMT 2011 Vol.2(1): 77-85  ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2011.V2.109

Strategic Alignment of Organizational Culture and Climate for Stimulating Innovation in SMEs

Gopal K. Dixit and Tarun Nanda

Abstract—There is no escape from the reality that organizations must continuously innovate in order to survive, especially in this era of rapidly changing market conditions. It is high time that the manufacturing organizations wake up and gear up for R&D initiatives to develop cutting edge technologies for sustained competitive advantage. Technology development initiatives have become mandatory for industrial growth, strategic self-reliance and sustained competitiveness of an enterprise and must be placed within the context of market opportunities, customer needs and strategic direction, thereby leading to improving the product and technology portfolio. Literature highlights that organizational culture is the key component to appraise the technology innovation initiatives in the manufacturing sector. The present research is aimed at developing an insight into the prevalent technology development practices adopted in the contemporary Indian small scale manufacturing industry for realizing sustainable growth and development of the industrial sector. The study highlights the performance of Indian manufacturing organizations in organizational culture components of Technology Development Implementation Programs to make significant organizational transformation, from technology dependent regime to proactive adaptation of technology innovation initiatives for affecting organizational performance improvements.

Index Terms—Innovation, Creativity, Indigenous technology development, SMEs, Organizational culture & climate.

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Cite: Gopal K. Dixit and Tarun Nanda, " Strategic Alignment of Organizational Culture and Climate for Stimulating Innovation in SMEs," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 77-85, 2011.

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