Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Research Center, Department of Management, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While innovation in some circumstances is detrimental to a number of urban civil development cooperatives many have benefited from the use of innovation strategies around the world. Therefore, this study sought to analyze the effective factors of organizational innovation on the performance of members in urban development cooperatives.
METHODS: The statistical population of this study is all urban civil development cooperatives and the sample size consisted of 384 members of these civil cooperatives who were selected using stratified-random sampling method. The data gathering tool was a questionnaire which validity using content validity and construct validity and reliability using Cronbach's alpha coefficient has been reviewed and approved. In order to analyze the data, inferential statistical tests including Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Student t-test, correlation test and structural equation modeling technique were used.
FINDING: The results of data analysis showed that the research variables including organizational innovation and members performance in urban development cooperatives are in good condition (β= 0.76 and φ=0.68).Also, according to the research findings, organizational innovation and its four dimensions, including production (ρ=0.72), administrative (ρ=0.75), process (ρ=0.68) and technological innovation (ρ=0.76), has a positive and significant effect on the performance of members in urban civil development cooperatives.
CONCLUSION: The results indicated that the development of innovations requires specific organizational resources and capabilities so that the organization can benefit from innovation and its benefits.


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