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Individual attitudes, organizational reward system and patenting performance of R&D scientists and engineers


  • Lee, Lena
  • Wong, Poh Kam


The interactive process perspective of innovation suggests that the innovation performance of individual R&D scientist or engineers (RSEs) is influenced by a nexus of interaction between individual attributes and organizational characteristics. While numerous empirical studies have investigated the effects of various sets of individual and organizational antecedents on the innovation performance of individuals, few have examined the interaction effects between the two. This paper addresses this gap in the literature by providing empirical evidence on the interactive effects of the attitudes of individual RSEs and the organizational reward system on the patenting performance of these RSEs.

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  • Lee, Lena & Wong, Poh Kam, 2006. "Individual attitudes, organizational reward system and patenting performance of R&D scientists and engineers," MPRA Paper 595, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:595

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    1. Delin Yang & Xibao Li & Jiagui Chen, 2010. "Patent Propensity in Small Technology‚Äźbased Firms: Evidence from Zhongguancun Science Park," China & World Economy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, vol. 18(1), pages 99-116, January.

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    Innovative performance; individual attitudes; organizational reward system;

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    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

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