Time and time-based organizing of innovation: Influence of temporality on entrepreneurial firms’ performance

Charlotta Sirén*, Vinit Parida, Johan Frishammar, Joakim Wincent

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Abstract

Time is a crucial yet scarce resource in innovation management. However, the way in which entrepreneurial enterprises (SMEs) allocate temporal resources in innovation remains largely unexplored. We propose a conceptualization of innovation polychronicity, which is defined as the extent to which a firm’s innovation culture promotes simultaneous engagement in multiple innovation activities. Based on this conceptualization, we propose that either low or high levels of innovation polychronicity lead to better firm performance. Analysis of data gathered from a survey of 127 SMEs and archival sources provides support for the proposed U-shaped relationship. We further find that innovation synchronization moderates this relationship. The findings contribute to the broader literature on innovation and temporality in organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalJournal of Business Research
Volume112
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
ISSN0148-2963
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20.03.2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • innovation
  • time
  • polychronicity
  • synchronicity
  • performance
  • SMEs
  • attention-based view

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