Isn't it now a crucial time for Saudi Arabian firms to be more innovative and competitive?

Mohamed Zain, Norizan Kassim, Nasser Kadasah

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We investigate the influence of innovations, creative organisational climate and culture on competitiveness and performance of firms. Data came from a survey of 135 Saudi Arabian executives. Findings indicate that incremental innovations directly influence the performance of Saudi Arabian firms. We found significant influence of firms' working environment on their competitiveness, which in turn directly influences their performance. The overall results of this study point to the need of firms in Saudi Arabia to improve their innovativeness, competitiveness, and performance in the light of the recent drop in oil prices that has resulted in drastic reduction in the country's revenues.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1750021
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017


  • Competitiveness
  • creative working climate
  • incremental innovation
  • organisational culture
  • organisational performance
  • Saudi Arabia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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