Synergistic effects of Culture and Good Governance on Innovation

A European Union Comprehensive Correlational Approach


  • Alberto Ibanez University of Science and Technology Fujairah,Hamad Bin Abdulla Rd. E89, Fujairah
  • Gyanendra Singh Sisodia Ajman University, UAE
  • Juan Antonio Jimber del Río Universidad de Cordoba
  • Asok Mathew Ajman University, UAE
  • Ahmed Al Radaideh University of science and Technology of Fujairah



Governance, culture, policy, Innovation, strategy


Studies on culture and innovation might view their interactions as separate entities, overlooking the potential relations among the cultural dimensions themselves, and their potential synergies and interactions with innovation. Additionally, governance indicators might be treated as independent entities, lacking further country background. Cultural dimensions interact with country governance contexts, which might exert a direct effect between the components of country good governance indicators and cultural dimensions, on innovation.
The present research develops a comprehensive framework by examining the potential synergies among the cultural dimensions and their effect on innovation, as well as the potential synergies among the good governance indicators to foster innovation and the combined effect of cultural dimensions and good governance indicators on innovation. The study builds upon and goes beyond the existing research on the relationship between cultural profiles and country innovation performance while understanding the governance context in which these cultural dimensions are embedded.


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