Regardless of the perceived difficulties in implementing new practices; organizations need to develop new ways in order to meet ever changing demands. Hence; there is a need to develop a deeper understanding of how new management practices and organizational innovations diffuse and what are the factors hindering or facilitating this diffusion. Al√§nge et al. (1998) presented a tentative analytical framework for studying the diffusion of organizational innovations; based on the developments in recent literature on technical innovation and their diffusion.
Keywords: Analytical framework; diffusion of innovation; organisational innovation; TQM