Empowerment estructural: potenciando la capacidad innovadora de las organizaciones

Translated title of the contribution: Structural empowerment: enhancing the innovative capacity of organizations

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The main goal of this work is to identify the level of structural empowerment of employees who work for companies with innovative characteristics. An exploratory, descriptive and correlational with the use of quantitative research methods study was designed. The sample is composed by 90 employees of companies that were considered as presenting innovative characteristics, in the Viseu district, in Portugal. Results demonstrate the impact of structural empowerment in the sociodemographic and professional characteristics of employees, according to four dimensions: opportunity, information, support and resources. These four dimensions actually show significant relationships with each other and contribute positively to the employees’ perception of structural empowerment.Moreover, it was verified that employees who have lower professional experience and a shorter period of employment in companies present a higher level of structural empowerment.
Translated title of the contribution Structural empowerment: enhancing the innovative capacity of organizations
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)55-80
Number of pages26
JournalGestão e Desenvolvimento
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2019


  • Structural empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Motivation
  • Autonomy


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