The cognitive and the action-oriented elements of competence along the innovation process – evidence from R&D teams in the medical equipment sector

Johanna Anzengruber, Martin Alexander Goetz

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Abstract

Organizations are constantly searching for ways to enhance their innovative capacity and to sustain their competitive advantage. Much of the literature focuses on knowledge as the key driver for this pursuit. Unlike other studies, we define experience and knowledge as two basic elements of competence by borrowing from the experiential and cognitive learning theories and contrast their impact on the innovativeness of R&D teams. Building on the competence based perspective, we posit that the differences in competence inputs explain variations in team innovation performance along the innovation process. To test our assumptions, we analyzed the aggregated knowledge and experience levels for different technology competences of 868 employees in 49 R&D teams in a large contract-engineering corporation in the medical equipment sector. The findings reveal that technology experience is particularly fruitful within innovation implementation and is a driver for successful market introduction. The research contributes to the understanding when competence elements are especially important.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)1891-1912
Seitenumfang22
FachzeitschriftInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Jahrgang31
Ausgabenummer15
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 15 Jän. 2018

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