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The Interaction Between Personality, Social Network Position And Involvement In The Innovation Process

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Executive Summary

This dissertation proposal investigates how personality and individuals' social network position affect individuals' involvement into the innovation process. It posits that people would feel inclined to become involved into the different phases of the innovation process depending on their Big Five personality traits. Additionally, this research elaborates on personality antecedents of social relationships aid network structure. Furthermore, it accounts for the dynamic relationship between stages in innovation process and social network structure. Finally, it posits that there is potentially a mismatch between social network structure in different stages of the innovation process, and that this mismatch is caused by individuals' personality.

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