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Jehad bani hani , Hussain A. H. Awad
Lists and indicators that determine the order of countries and organizations have been spread in recent years according to the strength of innovation they have. These indicators and measurements have varied from one side to the other; which in turn create a high desire by the managers to identify and select the best and most appropriate standards by which to measure the level of innovation in their organizations. From this point of view, the purpose of this study is to establish a base on innovation standards in business and to clarify the extent of awareness of Saudi IT managers by the concepts of innovation and its standards in the business sector. To achieve this purpose, this study aims at proposing a preliminary list of Innovation measurements in the Saudi health sector ranking its importance from the study sample's viewpoints. The concept of innovation has been initially identified at this study and been distinguished from the concept of creativity. Moreover, some global indicators that measure innovation in the countries, organizations, and companies have been identified. Finally, the key findings of this study show that there are significant differences distinguish innovation measures from each according to the respondents’ viewpoints. The study recommended that Saudi private hospitals should adapt innovation strategy, which supports its strategic position.
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