Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/62124
Authors: 
Güth, Werner
Pull, Kerstin
Stadler, Manfred
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 44
Abstract: 
Innovation economics is usually neglecting the psychological tradition of creativity research. Our study is an attempt to experimentally collect behavioral data revealing in how far personality characteristics like creativity, analytical skills and personality traits on the one hand and innovative capability, the topic of innovation economics, on the other hand are interrelated. We find that participants' performance in innovation games is related to their creativity, risk tolerance and self-control. Other personality traits such as participants' anxiety, independence, tough-mindedness, analytical skills and extraversion at best play a minor role.
Subjects: 
Creativity
Personality traits
Innovation games
Experiments
JEL: 
C91
L13
O31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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