Graduate Research Candidate
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Innovation at both individual and organisational levels is important for firms to improve their competencies and capabilities. However, research has exclusively focused on innovation at the corporate level. Little research has been done on individual innovation. It is still not clear how individual employees are motivated to be innovative and how firms could formulate an efficient innovation system to facilitate individual innovation.
This research aims to develop a new conceptual paradigm to shed light on individual innovation, which includes the generation, acceptance, and implementation of new ideas, processes, products, or services undertaken by individual employees of firms (Karter, 1983). From the perspective of firms, this study will examine key factors and the mechanism that contribute to facilitate individual innovation, exploring an efficient corporate system that is inductive to individual innovation. This research would improve our understanding of innovation at the individual level, filling the gap left by existing research.
A conceptual framework will be built up based on received theories and case studies. A questionnaire survey will be administered to individual employees of firms, and quantitative analyses will be used to validate the conceptual framework. Business recommendations will be offered to help business mangers to create an efficient innovation system within firms to facilitate individual innovation.
No information received.
Authorised by the Head of School, Management
15 October, 2012