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Volume 14 Issue 4, Intellectual Capital at a Crossroad / Dec 2016  pp191‑255

Editor: Maurizio Massaro, Andrea Garlatti

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Editorial  pp191‑192

Maurizio Massaro, Andrea Garlatti

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The Determinants of Knowledge‑based Economy Development at a National Level: A Conceptual Model driven from KBE Theoretical Paradox and Advanced Practices  pp193‑206

Sara A. Al-Maadeed, Vishanth Weerakkody

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Emotional Intelligence Competencies as Antecedents of Innovation  pp207‑219

Mariza Tsakalerou

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Abstract: Innovation is the process of bringing new products and services to the marketplace. The innovation process engages mixed teams with personnel from design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing working in tandem at all times. Given the complexity of the information flows in such a process, value creation in new product development is almost exclusively based on intangible resources. The successful management of intellectual capital has emerged as a key condition for effective organizational learning in the innovation process. The study of creativity and innovation has occupied a broad spectrum of experts across the fields of behavioral science, human cognition and organizational behavior. Empirical research in the past has provided some evidence that a team leader’s emotional intelligence impacts new product outcomes. Recent research however indicates that emotional intelligence at the individual team member level may contribute more to creativity in new product development. This paper builds upon the results of a small pilot study designed to assess the way group member emotional competencies impact the success of the innovation process in the presence of moderating factor such as project complexity. The outcome of this pilot study, the design of which is detailed in this paper, indicates that emotional intelligence improves team interactions, facilitates the management of intellectual capital and does indeed affect innovation performance. More importantly, the pilot study identified distinct differences in the ways individual emotional intelligence competencies behave as antecedents of innovation. This paper seeks to illuminate these differences by examining a larger sample of engineering and management individuals and focusing on the relationship between individual emotional intelligence competencies and their effect on the collective emotional intelligence continuum. 


Keywords: Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, innovation process, new product development, interdisciplinary teams, innovation antecedents.


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Grzegorz Urbanek

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The use of Intellectual Capital reports: The case of Italy  pp245‑255

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