Personal und Organisation

Creativity, Analytical Skills, Personality Traits, and Innovative Capability: A Lab Experiment

Innovation economics is usually neglecting the psychological tradition of creativity research. Our study is an attempt to experimentally collect behavioral data revealing in how far characteristics like creativity, analytical skills and personality traits on the one hand and innovative capability, the topic of innovation economics, on the other hand are interrelated. We find that participants' performance in innovation games is related to their creativity, analytical skills and risk tolerance. Personality traits such as participants' anxiety, independence, tough-mindedness or extraversion at best play a minor role.