[automatically translated] The aim of this paper is to provide an overall picture of the phenomena that explain innovation in enterprise organizational systems. The work relies on the contribution of organizational behavior theory, a field of relatively young interdisciplinary studies whose purpose is to understand and manage the behavior of people in business contexts (Organizationl Behavior). The basic levels of organizational behavior studies are conventionally three: the individual, the group and the organi-sation. The basic assumption of this analysis perspective is that compor-sation of organizations and members who are part are the result of a complex interplay of individual variables, social and organizational (Kreitner and Kinicki, 2004; Tosi and Pilati, 2008). The content of this work is the synthesis and systematization of some lectures that the author gave during these years to the students of the Master in Economics and management of innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises of the Department of Economics, Business and United-tics of the University of Palermo. In relation to the purposes for-follow with this work and the approach chosen analyzes the topics subject of interest will be dealt with later in the order: (a) the analysis of the contextual factors that push contemporary business innovation; (B) the definition of the concept of innovation; (C) the causes of creativity at the individual level; (D) the influence of the group on individual creativity; (E) the causes of innovation at the organizational level; (F) the framework conditions that favor the spread of knowledge processes. The final section identifies some external factors that contribute to explain the organization of corporate innovation processes.
|Title of host publication||Impresa, Innovazione e Territorio, Milano.|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|