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Conference Proceedings (2003), Proceedings of the 17th ANZAM Conference. Surfing the Waves: Management Challenges-Management Solutions, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)

Organizational Slack and Innovations: Some Evidence from the French Hospital Sector

This research aims to highlight the link between, on the one hand, the relative level of organizational slack endowed by the organizations and, on the other hand, the capability of these organizations to innovate as well in the technological field as organisational. Through an empirical study relating to 203 French public hospitals over the period 1989-1997, this research establishes a link, firstly, between the organisational slack and the innovativity, secondly, a relation between the nature of the organisational slack and the innovativity, and finally, between the organisational slack and the type of innovations implemented by the hospitals.

BOURGEON, L. and DEMIL, B. (2003). Organizational Slack and Innovations: Some Evidence from the French Hospital Sector. In: Proceedings of the 17th ANZAM Conference. Surfing the Waves: Management Challenges-Management Solutions. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).