عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Purpose: Academics and practitioners interest has focused on innovation as a method of competitive differentiation and as a way to create customer value. However, less attention has been devoted to innovation culture. The purpose of this paper is identifying culture of innovation descriptors in universities and higher education institutions.
Materials and method: Research method was qualitative with meta-synthesis type. Research population consisted of all resources related to culture of innovation in universities and higher education institutions during 2003 till 2020 with total number of 600 resources that 246 resources were selected based on abstracts. Then 102 resources were chosen based on content that at final, 60 resources as related resources were investigated through theme analysis. With the purpose of investigating data qualitatively, reliability and validity of findings have been secured.
Results: Findings suggest that an innovation culture is represented through a structure that consists of seven factors identified as innovation propensity, organizational constituency, organizational learning, creativity and empowerment, market orientation, value orientation, and implementation context.
Conclusion: Based on the research findings, it is possible to reach a conceptual conclusion about the components of culture of innovation in universities and higher education institutions that through designing a model can evaluate the existed status of universities and higher education institutions from culture of innovation viewpoint descriptively and diagnostically and identify strengths and weaknesses.