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Individual Characteristics and Their Influence on Innovation: A Literature Review

Balau, G., Faems, D. & van der Bij, H., 2012, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT. Duysters, G., DeHoyos, A. & Kaminishi, K. (eds.). WUHAN: WUHAN UNIV TECHNOLOGY PRESS, p. 887-901 15 p.

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Innovation is widely acknowledged nowadays as the source for firms' competitive advantage. Whereas previous innovation research mainly focus on the group and organisational levels, only a relatively small number of studies cover individual perspectives on innovation performance. Based on a systematic literature review, we provide a comprehensive framework, identifying individual characteristics that impact innovation at individual, team and firm levels. We also distinguish between various types of innovation (i.e., technological innovation, product innovation, process innovation) and consider variables that mediate or moderate the relationship between individual characteristics and innovation performance. Gaps are highlighted and future research directions are formulated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT
EditorsG Duysters, A DeHoyos, K Kaminishi
Place of PublicationWUHAN
PublisherWUHAN UNIV TECHNOLOGY PRESS
Pages887-901
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-7-5629-3854-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th International Conference on Innovation and Management - , Netherlands
Duration: 14-Nov-201216-Nov-2012

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Other9th International Conference on Innovation and Management
CountryNetherlands
Period14/11/201216/11/2012

Event

9th International Conference on Innovation and Management

14/11/201216/11/2012

Netherlands

Event: Other

    Keywords

  • Individual characteristics, Innovative behaviour, Process innovation, Product innovation, Technological innovation, LINKING PROACTIVE PERSONALITY, TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGICAL-INNOVATION, FIRM INNOVATION, CAREER SUCCESS, MANAGEMENT, CREATIVITY, MOTIVATION, BEHAVIOR

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