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Analysis of Organizational Factors Affecting Employee Innovation

Version 1 : Received: 29 November 2020 / Approved: 1 December 2020 / Online: 1 December 2020 (09:40:43 CET)

How to cite: Khan, S. Analysis of Organizational Factors Affecting Employee Innovation. Preprints 2020, 2020120008. Khan, S. Analysis of Organizational Factors Affecting Employee Innovation. Preprints 2020, 2020120008.


Organizations with proper human resources (HR) practices play an exemplary role in developing their employees’ innovation. Though there is extensive literature on managing organizational innovation, even in today’s scenario some organizations stand as a barrier for employees’ growth and innovation at the workplace. This study aimed to holistically explore the organizational factors affecting employee innovation using principal component analysis (PCA) and condense the dimensionalities for a better focus of organizational development. The study executed a survey questionnaire and collected useful data from one hundred and ninety-five (195) respondents of various Indian companies. The study identified forty-six sub-factors and evolved into nine major organizational factors influencing employee innovation namely organization structure, organization culture and environment, corporate strategy, innovation process, employee, technology, resources, knowledge management and management and leadership. The study recommended that any firm must focus on these factors to encourage employee innovation leading to overall organizational success. It also provides broad implications to HR managers, firm policymakers and top management to reassess and formulate the best organizational strategies to promote innovation culture in the organization.


Organizational factors; employee creativity; employee innovation; workplace innovation; principal component analysis


Social Sciences, Psychology

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Received: 21 September 2021
Commenter: Sonali Nonis
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: Dear Sir,

Have you shared the questionnaire anywhere, you used to collect information on this study? Currently, i'm pursuing a MBA and for my final research I have selected a similar topic, though I am not studying all factors in your research paper and only 4. Hence my question, so I could review and include as relevant to mine.

If you have not shared, please see possibility to share with me. If I do include any statements, I will be doing the proper referencing. However if it's not academically right or ethical, do let me know and it's totally understandable.

Thank you & Regards,
Sonali Nonis
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