NameHarden, Erika (author), Lepak, David (chair), Huselid, Mark (internal member), Jackson, Susan (internal member), Kruse, Doug (internal member), Youndt, Mark (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectIndustrial Relations and Human Resources,
DescriptionThis dissertation examines the impact of team intangible assets on radical and incremental innovation through the process mechanism of exploratory search. A research framework is developed that examines the unique effects of team social capital (intra-relational and inter-informational), human capital (level and heterogeneity), and codified capital on exploratory search activities. Further, the complex dynamics of the interrelationships between intangible assets and exploratory search are delineated. The results indicate that the intangible assets, human capital and codified capital individually have a positive relationship with exploratory search activities. Additionally, by examining the combination of codified capital and human capital, we are better able to understand the factors which stimulate exploratory search. Finally, exploratory search was identified as a process mechanism between intangible assets and innovation outcomes. However, the direction and magnitude of the results were unexpected - exploratory search being positively related to incremental innovation and no relationship to radical innovation. The results were discussed and explanations provided for unexpected and non-significant results.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 69-84)
Noteby Erika Harden
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.