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Book chapter

Psychological Aspects of Business Development: Personality Factors of Successful Innovative Activity

P. 426-432.

The present study focuses on personality factors which determine the effectiveness of the individual innovative activity. I analyzed relations between the most important psychological determinants of innovation: personal innovativeness, creativity, average intelligence, and novelty seeking. Obtained data showed that there is no significant correlation between innovativeness and creativity. This finding contradicts the idea that creativity and personal innovativeness closely relate to each other. But it looks as a partial support for the statement that creativity is the first step in future innovations. Performed analysis revealed no significant correlation between innovativeness and average intelligence. On the contrary, a correlation between personal innovativeness and novelty seeking was significantly positive (rs=.4, p<0.05). Results of the study can be applied to various procedures and stages of the innovation management.