Determinants of organizational innovation: a framework

Leena Busaibe, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Syed Zamberi Ahmad, Sanjaya S. Gaur

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Purpose: This study aims to examine the effect of gender perspectives in organizational leadership and culture on organizational innovations within the oil and gas industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design/methodology/approach: The study examined research in the area of organizational innovation and proposed a framework to help practitioners to create an environment that promotes and strengthens innovation thinking at an institutional level. Findings: Based on the literature, a framework of organizational innovation was developed with gender as a control factor. It shows the mediating effect of employee performance management on the independent variables, organizational leadership and culture. Research limitations/implications: The oil and gas industry in the UAE should be a suitable environment for organizational innovation. Gender differences justify further investigation, especially the implications for female leaders, such as promotion and career advancement. Practical implications: The results of this study will provide practical insights to executives, strategy-makers and practitioners and enable them to increase innovation among individuals and teams. Originality/value: This study provides a comprehensive framework to assist practitioners and academics to understand the correlation of organizational innovation in the oil and gas industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-589
Number of pages12
JournalGender in Management
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2017


  • Employee performance management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational culture
  • Organizational innovation
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)


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