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 (Unpublished)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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ID Code: 3033
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:00

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