Innovations in organizations: introduction and resistance

Innovations in organizations:
introduction and resistance

Ilynykh S.A.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Head of the Department of Sociology, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management, Novosibirsk, Russia

Mikhailova E.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof. Chair of Sociology, Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov, Yaroslavl, Russia

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Ilynykh S.A., Mikhailova E.V. Innovations in organizations: introduction and resistance. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 6. P. 86-90


Approaches to innovation introduction in organizations are analyzed using data of a Novosibirsk smallbusinesses’ survey. Innovation receptivity of personnel is analyzed from the point of view of resources and topmanagers capability to take decisions aimed at realizing initiatives, as well as social cultural specifics of organizations influencing character of innovative behavior. Three types of habitualization are singled out: innovation receptivity, resistance to innovations, and a mixed type.

innovation receptivity; resistance to innovations; habitualization; innovators; conservatives
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