Accelerating Individual Innovation: Evidence from a Multinational Corporation

Qiqi Jiang, Yani Shi, Chuan-Hoo Tan, Choon Ling Sia

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With the understanding that individual innovativeness plays an important role in organizations, both practitioners and researchers are interested in finding ways to promote individual innovation. Based on the theoretical lens of Structural Holes Theory and Social Cognitive Theory, we examined the impact of network positions, degree of participation and social interaction on individual innovativeness based on the archival data of an organization’s online system. The results reveal that individuals who have more structural holes contribute more innovative ideas in the online community, and more responding from peers encourages more future innovation contribution. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI in Business
EditorsFiona Fui-Hoon Nah
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9783319072920
ISBN (Electronic)9783319072937
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: HCI International 2014 - Creta Maris, Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014
Conference number: 16


ConferenceThe 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
CityCreta Maris, Heraklion
OtherAffliated Conference 1st International Conference on HCI in Business
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8527 LNCS


  • Individual innovation
  • Structural holes
  • Social interaction
  • Network position

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