The relaTionship beTween organizaTional culTure and innovaTion Through vieTnamese employee’s perspecTive
Nham Phong Tuan, Pham Thi Trang, Yoshikazu MAEGAWA
In a globalized business setting, a national culture that impacts strongly innovation is of
utmost importance especially in developing countries that expect to improve income levels and
compete globally. Since organizational culture is embedded in national culture, studying culture
at the organizational level is apt especially when organizational culture and innovation have
been found to increase performance. This study examines relationship between organizational
culture and innovation through Vietnamese employees’ perspective. More specifcally, cultural
traits of Empowerment, Team Orientation, Capability Development, Creating Change, Customer
Focus and Organizational Learning on Innovation are considered in this paper. The respondents
include 130 Vietnamese employees in both the private and public sectors. The results showed
that Organizational learning, capability development, team orientation, creating change were
found to be signifcant contributors to Innovation new to the organization and Innovation new
to the industry. Implications and future recommendations are also discussed in this paper.
Keywords: organizational culture, innovation, Vietnamese employees.
Date of submission: 2nd July 2015- Date of approval: 5rd September 2015