The effect of teamwork on innovation performance: Does organizational culture have some influence?

Lillian Gambi do Nascimento , Fabiane Letícia Lizarelli, Harry Boer

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This study has two main goals: (1) to investigate the relationship between teamwork and incremental and radical innovation performance, and (2) to analyze the moderator effect of organizational culture on these relationships. Data were collected from 138 manufacturing companies in 11 countries. The research model and hypotheses devised are tested using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The results show a positive, and nearly equal, effect of teamwork on radical innovation and incremental innovation performance. In addition, there was no change in the intensity of the relationships by different types of organizational culture. The findings show that in promoting teamwork-related practices, such as involving employees with different know-how and skills, developing self-managed teams with decision-making capacity and using employee reward systems for problem-solving may contribute to fostering innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st CINet conference on Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems
Place of PublicationMilan
PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
Publication date2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-77360-23-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st CINet conference: Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems - Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 20 Sep 202022 Sep 2020


Conference21st CINet conference
LocationPolitecnico di Milano
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  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Organizational culture


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