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The role of entrepreneurial culture and human capital in innovation

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  • Isabel Pizarro

    () (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • Juan C.Real

    () (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • M.Dolores de la Rosa

    () (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Abstract

The objective of the present study is to analyze the role played by the entrepreneurial culture of the organization and the value and uniqueness of employees’ knowledge (human capital) in generating innovation. This research has been conducted with a sample of companies in the most innovative sectors of Spanish industry, applying the Partial Least Squares (PLS) technique. The results demonstrate significant relationships between innovation and the two dimensions of the human capital .We have also found that entrepreneurial culture acts as a moderating variable between human capital and innovation, in the way that employees of high value generate more innovation in the presence of this type of culture.

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  • Isabel Pizarro & Juan C.Real & M.Dolores de la Rosa, 2009. "The role of entrepreneurial culture and human capital in innovation," Working Papers 09.02, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpbsad:09.02
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    Innovation; human capital; entrepreneurial culture;

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