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PS-1.02: Innovation management and entrepreneurship 1
Wednesday, 12/Oct/2016:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Alexis Habiyaremye, Human Sciences Research Council
Discussant: Jun Jin, Zhejiang University
Location: Savoy Room-2 (Homann)

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Exploring The Complementarity Between Managerial And Innovative Capabilities And Its Significance In A Dynamic Market Economy: A Survey Of Micro And Small Businesses In Ghana

Ahmed Agyapong, Henry Kofi Mensah, Akwasi Antwi Baffour-Awuah



This study investigates the role of innovative capability moderating the relationship between managerial capability and firm performance using data from 242 micro and small businesses (MSBs) in Ghana. Using a hierarchical multiple regression analysis the findings indicate that both managerial capability and innovative capability are related to performance after controlling for several firm-specific factors. The findings further show that innovative capability significantly moderates the relationship between managerial capability and performance for MSBs in dynamic environment such as Ghana. The implication is that micro and small business owners operating in a dynamic environment such as Ghana need managerial capability to develop innovative products and marketing activities in order to achieve competitive advantage and above average profitability.

How to make employee creativity thriving? The role of recovery experience during off-job time

Yiying QU, Hao Ren, Wei Zhang

The School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China, People's Republic of

It is vitally important for employees to conduct recovery experience during after-work period, which has not widely attracted researchers’ attention. In results based on data collected from 230 employee-supervisor matching sample in China, recovery experience is significantly related to employee creativity, creative self-efficacy plays a fully mediating role in the above relationship and job complexity moderates the relationship between recovery experience and creative self-efficacy. What’s more, our findings make contributions to the theoretical development and practical implications.

Understanding the Nexus between Innovation Modes and Innovation Outputs: Evidence from a developing country

Oluseye Oladayo Jegede1, Matthew Olugbega Ilori1, Martins Olusola Olorunfemi2, Billy Adegbola Oluwale1, Blessing Funke Ajao3

1African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; 2Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; 3National Centre for Technology Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

The paper contributes to the on-going discussions on innovation modes and innovation systems in literature. It did this by exploring the four hypotheses: STI mode has higher effect on technological innovation than non-technological innovation; DUI mode has higher effect on non-technological innovation than technological innovation; combined STI + DUI mode has approximately equal effect on both technological and non-technological innovation; and technological innovation has higher effect on financial performance than non-technological innovation. Primary data was collected from mining companies in six states in Nigeria. Questionnaire was randomly administered to one hundred and fifty mining companies in the six states. Questionnaire was used to elicit information on the different modes of innovation, the innovation output and financial performance (turnover). One hundred and six questionnaire were completed with accuracy and found useful for analysis. Four models were used in all, model 1 to 3 employed binary Logistic Regression (maximum likelihood) was used to determine the strength and direction of the independent variables on the dependent variables while model 4 employed linear regression (ordinary least square). The study found out that for the mining industry in Nigeria, the four propositions came out to be false in contrast to conventional wisdom; therefore the four null hypotheses were reject.

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