Firm Internal Innovation Contests

Work Environment Perceptions and Employees’ Participation

  • Björn Höber

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About this book


This book highlights how employees’ work environment perceptions significantly influence individuals’ attitudes and their intention to participate in firm internal innovation contests. Furthermore, it emphasizes the aspects of an organizational encouragement for participating in such activities. In general, such aspects are diversified, multifaceted and are spread over all levels of the organization’s hierarchy. Based on strong theoretical foundations, this work presents a mixed-methods approach to investigate the impact and characteristics of a supporting work environment for innovation contests.

• The Importance of Employees’ Work Environment Perceptions for Innovation Contests
• Causalities between the Work Environment and Participation in Firm Internal Innovation Contests
• A Framework of Critical Success Factors representing an Organizational Encouragement for Innovation Contests

• Lecturers and students of economics with the focus on innovation management and ICT support
• Executives and consultants in the field of innovation management and innovation contests

About the Author

Dr. Björn Höber is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Institute for Management. Before starting his PhD, he worked as project manager and consultant for large German companies in logistics and telecommunication industry. Dr. Björn Höber studied business informatics at the University of Koblenz-Landau.


Arbeitsumfeld Kreativität Innovationsentwicklung IT-Innovationsmanagement Organisationale Unterstützung

Authors and affiliations

  • Björn Höber
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ManagementUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-17491-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-17492-7
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