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What is the importance of self-perception in open innovation processes?
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Innovation processes have been researched abundantly from a conceptual and process perspective on the emergence of innovations. Contemporary innovation processes are said to lack consideration of the resource side, even though innovation is very much a human driven process.

 

One exposed gap in the literature is the importance of self-perception of the actors in such process. By means of a single case study this research brings a first insight into the importance of self-perception of the actors in the open innovation process, on the completion of the innovation process. Social behavioural models and theories related to self-perception creation and alteration have been explored through a literature review. Additionally, the required human characteristics for successful innovation according to the literature has been documented. By means of semi-structured interviews data was collected at an SME to validate the theories applicability in an innovation process environment and amend missing knowledge.

 

Analysis showed that a growth mindset and self-efficacy are the most important factors to keep in mind when establishing innovation teams. Other self-perception aspects such as mental discomfort from cognitive dissonance and self-discrepancy had no impact on successful innovation.

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2017.
Keyword [en]
self-perception, innovation
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-15379OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-15379DiVA: diva2:1153055
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IY2578 Master's Thesis (60 credits) MBA
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IYABA MBA programme
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Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-10-27 Last updated: 2017-11-01Bibliographically approved

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