Title

Attributes of innovation and the implementation of managerial tools: An activity based management technique

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Accounting, Finance and Economics

RAS ID

4299

Comments

This article was originally published as: Askarany, D., Smith, M., & Yazdifar, H. (2007). Attributes of innovation and the implementation of managerial tools: An activity-based management technique. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 1(1), 98-114. Original article available here

Abstract

Adopting Rogers' diffusion model and the modified diffusion model presented by Askarany, this paper examines the level of association between perceived attribution of innovations and the diffusion of one managerial tool: Activity-Based Management (ABM) in organisations. Addressing the five main categories of attributes of innovations: 'relative advantage', 'compatibility', 'complexity', 'trialability' and 'observability', the findings suggest that the diffusion of ABM is significantly associated with the specified attributes of such innovations. The findings shed light on some factors influencing the diffusion of recently developed techniques and innovations in organisations.

DOI

10.1504/IJBSR.2007.014776

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1504/IJBSR.2007.014776