Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56907
Authors: 
Bäker, Agnes
Güth, Werner
Pull, Kerstin
Stadler, Manfred
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2011,056
Abstract: 
Innovative behavior is mostly studied theoretically, e.g., in models of patent races, and empirically, e.g., by using R&D or patent data. This research, however, is only poorly informed about the psychological tradition of creativity research. Our study is an attempt to experimentally collect behavioral data revealing in how far creativity, analytical skills, personality traits and innovation game behavior in the lab are interrelated. With the help of a within-subject design we find that participants' performance in the innovation games is in fact related to their creativity, risk tolerance and self-control. Other personality traits such participants' anxiety, independence, tough-mindedness and extraversion, if any, only play a minor role, and the same is true for participants' analytical skills.
Subjects: 
creativity
personality traits
innovation games
experiments
JEL: 
C91
L13
O31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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