This book represents the first comprehensive investigation of the role of emotional intelligence in promoting innovation in the organizational context. Offering emerging insights into the human side of innovation. This book highlights how it has become strategically important for firm innovativeness to identify and evaluate those behavioral competencies that enable entrepreneurs and professionals to generate different types of innovation (product, process, marketing, organizational and strategic innovation). It illustrates a classification of behavioral competencies for innovation and provides empirical evidence collected through the application of the competency-based methodology to a sample of entrepreneurs and new product development teams. This book provides practical policy and managerial implications on how to develop and evaluate behavioral competencies in the higher education and organizational settings in order to foster individual innovation capacity.
Sara Bonesso is Associate Professor of Business Organization and Human Resources Management at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Management. She is also one of the founders and the Vice-Director of the Ca' Foscari Competency Centre.
Laura Cortellazzo is Post Doc Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Business Organization and Human Resources Management at the Cà Foscari University, Department of Management.
Fabrizio Gerli is Associate Professor of Business Organization and Human Resources Management at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Management. He is also one of the founders and the Director of the Ca' Foscari Competency Centre.
Chapter 1. Current Trends in Innovation Management and the Role of Human CapitalChapter 2. The Intangible Human Side of Innovation: A Competency Based ViewChapter 3. Entrepreneurs and Innovation: Mobilizing Behavioral Competencies in Different Types of Innovation ProcessesChapter 4. Behavioral Competencies in New Product Development TeamsChapter 5. Managing Innovation Through a Competency-Based Approach