Keywords : innovation capability

Identification and comparison of structural factors of innovation capability in ESCO with desirable status

Fatemeh Jalali; Abbas Khamseh

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2014, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 103-113
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2014.60239

The present study describes the identification and comparison of structural factors of innovation capability in Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO). Innovation is a crucial factor in growth, success, and survival of organizations. Since the innovation for organizations is not possible without the level of innovation capabilities and the need for steel products and imports of goods from developed countries has greatly increased, this study intends to investigate the factors affecting the subject that may be able to increase the production and reduce the need to import it. Evaluation of the innovation capability factors of ESCO compared with its desired status in industry can help companies develop innovative strategies and also achieve organizational goals. Statistical analysis methods and mean comparison test by examining the structure of the innovation capability in the form of a standard questionnaire was employed. The findings suggest that the innovation capability in the existing situation of ESCO in comparison with the desired situation is significantly different.