Title: Behavioural foundations of innovation surveys
Authors: Frank Beckenbach, Maria Daskalakis
Addresses: Department of Economics, Section Environmental and Innovation Economics, University of Kassel, Nora-Platiel-Str. 4, 34119 Kassel, Germany. ' Department of Economics, Section Environmental and Innovation Economics, University of Kassel, Nora-Platiel-Str. 4, 34119 Kassel, Germany
Abstract: We consider two shortcomings in the analysis of innovation processes as a starting point of our analysis: the missing behavioural foundation and the neglect of the time dimension. We propose to remedy these shortcomings by figuring out a broader conceptual framework for the analysis of innovation by referring to Ajzen|s |Theory of planned Behavior| (TpB) and creativity research. Based on that it is specified how these conceptual enhancements of innovation research can be used in the design of questionnaires for empirical enquiries.
Keywords: innovation economics; behavioural foundations; empirical innovation; microfoundation; planned behaviour; creativity.
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2008 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.181 - 199
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