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Relationships among individual-level correlates of innovation

Relationships among individual-level correlates of innovation This paper aims to investigate relationships among correlates of individual innovative activity: creativity, innovativeness, novelty seeking and intelligence.Design/methodology/approachData were collected from 202 students of the Higher School of Economics (123 females and 79 males).FindingsThe findings revealed significant relations between intelligence and fluency of participants’ creative performances, as well as novelty seeking and innovativeness.Research limitations/implicationsLimitations include the correlation design, the sample of students and the self-reported measures for novelty seeking and innovativeness.Practical implicationsThe paper proposes a number of implications for researchers and practitioners who deal with innovation. The results of the study can be applied to various procedures and stages of innovation management.Originality/valueThe study contributes to knowledge on psychological correlates of innovation on an individual level, such as creativity, innovativeness, novelty seeking and intelligence, as well as produces an empirically validated model of the relationships among them. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Innovation Science Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-2223
DOI
10.1108/ijis-12-2017-0133
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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate relationships among correlates of individual innovative activity: creativity, innovativeness, novelty seeking and intelligence.Design/methodology/approachData were collected from 202 students of the Higher School of Economics (123 females and 79 males).FindingsThe findings revealed significant relations between intelligence and fluency of participants’ creative performances, as well as novelty seeking and innovativeness.Research limitations/implicationsLimitations include the correlation design, the sample of students and the self-reported measures for novelty seeking and innovativeness.Practical implicationsThe paper proposes a number of implications for researchers and practitioners who deal with innovation. The results of the study can be applied to various procedures and stages of innovation management.Originality/valueThe study contributes to knowledge on psychological correlates of innovation on an individual level, such as creativity, innovativeness, novelty seeking and intelligence, as well as produces an empirically validated model of the relationships among them.

Journal

International Journal of Innovation ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: May 24, 2019

Keywords: Intelligence; Innovation; Creativity; Innovativeness; Novelty seeking

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