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dc.title Environmental stimulants of creativity for operatives and non-creative workers en
dc.contributor.author Blahuš, Radek
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE 2014)
dc.identifier.issn 2049-1050 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-910309-47-6
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.citation.spage 493
dc.citation.epage 499
dc.event.title 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE)
dc.event.location Belfast
utb.event.state-en Ireland
utb.event.state-cs Irsko
dc.event.sdate 2014-09-18
dc.event.edate 2014-09-19
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Academic Conferences Ltd.
dc.relation.uri https://www.academic-conferences.org/pdf/download-info/ecic_2014_abstract_booklet-pdf/
dc.relation.uri http://search.proquest.com/docview/1674837935/abstract/4D1527514CD4F77PQ/1?accountid=15518
dc.subject stimulants of creativity en
dc.subject obstacles of creativity en
dc.subject process innovation en
dc.subject non-creative workers en
dc.description.abstract Competing with low cost production from developing countries is difficult for European companies as well for companies from other developed countries. Innovations can be one of their best competitive advantages in this fight. This may be the reason why innovation and creativity management is such a popular topic today. Many papers and research examining innovation management can be found describing conditions to support creativity of employees and ways to enhance their innovation potential. Despite the fact that well-known works of Amabaile or Ekvall were discussed and developed in many other works, there is a lack of information whether these conditions have the same effect also on operatives and non-creative workers. In big industrial companies, operatives represent large part of company's employees and they are close to the manufacturing process. For these reasons, they are able to come with innovative ideas (especially with regards to process innovation) that could not be seen by knowledge workers, officers and executives. Although companies mostly recognize this potential, there is nearly no academic evidence of potential specifics of factors enhancing creativity and innovative work behaviour of operatives. The main objective of this paper is to refer about quantitative questionnaire research among operatives and non-creative workers in big Czech business companies during autumn 2013. This research focused on the importance of work environmental stimulants and obstacles described by Amabile. It is to find out whether these work environmental stimulants lead to process innovation among operatives or not and which of these stimulants are the most successful in achieving this goal. It is also to find out if the work environmental obstacles hinder process innovation among these employees. The collected data were analyzed by means of regression analysis and only small evidence was found for environmental stimulants and obstacles. The Poisson model was then used to verify the final model with only one Amabile's environmental stimulant accepted and statistically verified. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1004306
utb.identifier.obdid 43873405
utb.identifier.wok 000351436500058
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-22T08:01:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-22T08:01:50Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Blahuš, Radek
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