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Sustainability 2016, 8(12), 1229; doi:10.3390/su8121229

Enhancing Innovative Capability and Sustainability of Saudi Firms

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College of Computing and Informatics, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh 11673, Saudi Arabia
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School of Systems, Management and Leadership, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 19 September 2016 / Revised: 22 November 2016 / Accepted: 22 November 2016 / Published: 25 November 2016
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Abstract

The Saudi Arabian government has recognised the need for an alternative path to national development in the form of a knowledge-based economy (KBE). One of the key drivers of a knowledge-based economy KBE is innovation. Therefore, to achieve this aim, it is important to understand the various factors affecting organisational innovation capability and sustainability. This empirical research study was conducted to provide a better understanding of the interrelationships among the key constructs, socio-technical factors, diffusion of innovation, and knowledge-sharing process towards Saudi organisational innovation capability. The results offer a number of implications, which are beneficial towards the adoption of the knowledge-based economy seeking to enhance the Saudi organisations towards enriching the organisational innovation capability and sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: socio-technical; diffusion of innovation; knowledge-sharing; innovation capability socio-technical; diffusion of innovation; knowledge-sharing; innovation capability
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Al. Othman, F.A.; Sohaib, O. Enhancing Innovative Capability and Sustainability of Saudi Firms. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1229.

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