Skip to main content
main-content
Top

About this book

This book employs a multidisciplinary and multi-level perspective to understand how well-being and resilience can influence innovation in knowledge-intensive contexts. Building on the authors’ work in the areas of innovation management, human resource management and the psychological aspects of employee well-being, rich empirical data is presented and analysed in order to develop a conceptual framework. An interdisciplinary and insightful read for those studying HRM, innovation and psychology, this book is aimed at scholars who are interested in examining the relationships between micro- (individual) and meso-level (organisational and managerial practices) influences on innovation outcomes.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

1. Why Well-being, Resilience and Innovation?

Abstracts
This chapter provides an outline of the book and sets the agenda for how well-being and resilience influence innovation in knowledge-intensive service industries. It also briefly introduces key terms in the book and the study’s guiding research questions and hypotheses for empirical investigation. Overall, in this chapter, the main themes of the book are explored and a summary of each chapter of the book is provided.
Vidya S. Athota, Ashish Malik

2. Theoretical Foundations of Resilience, Well-being and Innovation

Abstract
This chapter explores the key themes and theoretical foundations of well-being, resilience and innovation. It reviews the existing research on the association between well-being and resilience, and provides a theoretical basis for how well-being and resilience influence innovation. It also explores the impact of personality traits and environmental factors on well-being and resilience. Additionally, other factors such as neuroplasticity and set-point happiness are briefly explored to establish a connection with well-being and resilience. Overall, this chapter establishes the micro-level theoretical understanding and sets the tone for meso-level influences in the next chapter.
Vidya S. Athota, Ashish Malik

3. Meso-level Influences on Well-being, Resilience and Innovation: Creating an Ambidextrous Context Through HRM

Abstract
Building on the previous chapter, Chap. 3 aims to provide an integrated review and discussion of the meso-level influences of the human resource management (HRM) practices on organisational ambidexterity (OA) and its linkages with micro-level factors in influencing innovation outcomes. This chapter covers essential elements of social, structural and organisational contexts of innovation, with a focus on the relationship between HRM and OA learning. In combination with Chap. 2, this chapter puts forth the research propositions for this investigation.
Vidya S. Athota, Ashish Malik

4. Quantitative Analysis

Abstract
This chapter discusses the methodological choices for an empirical investigation in the research project. Specifically, Chap. 4 presents quantitative analysis to inform our discussion and development of a conceptual framework for the final chapter. The chapter analyses the quantitative segment of the study and explores the relationships between micro-level foundations of an individual’s personality, employee well-being and resilience.
Vidya S. Athota, Ashish Malik

5. Within-Case Qualitative Analysis

Abstract
Chapter 5 presents our qualitative analysis to inform our discussion and development of a conceptual framework in the final chapter. The qualitative case study design involves in-depth within-case analysis of interview and other secondary data from four highly innovative individuals and explores how meso- and micro-level influences affect achieving innovation outcomes. This chapter also presents the analysis and findings from each study.
Vidya S. Athota, Ashish Malik

6. Discussion and Conclusion

Abstract
This chapter provides a summary of the key findings from quantitative and the qualitative components of this research project, exploring how well-being and resilience influence innovation in knowledge-intensive service industries. It also analyses and highlights the themes emanating from a cross-case analysis of in-depth qualitative interviews in order to explain the reasons for the phenomenon to occur in the way it does. Chapter 6 proposes a conceptual model from this study that may be useful to inform and guide future research on the topic as many relationships are yet to be tested using an ex-post facto design. Finally, this chapter concludes with implications for theory and practice.
Vidya S. Athota, Ashish Malik

Backmatter

Additional information

Premium Partner

    image credits