Engagement in Employee Innovation: A Grounded Theory Investigation
Unsworth, Kerrie L. (2003) Engagement in Employee Innovation: A Grounded Theory Investigation. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 5-7 August, Seattle. (Unpublished)
Building on previous research that has generally focused on the innovation outcome, this study used inductive methods to investigate factors affecting engagement in the innovation process. Through 65 semi-structured interviews and 25 diary studies, I identified three types of demand that were interdependent and interacted to influence engagement. These were context demand (culture, motivation), project/role demand (innovation requirement, time resources, empowerment), and problem demand (problem type). The identification of these demands provide clear implications for managers who wish to increase employee innovation.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Innovation, innovation process|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||06 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 18:00|
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