The impact of CEO’s personality traits (Big 5) and human resources management practices on the innovation performance in SMEs

Hasso, R. (2013) The impact of CEO’s personality traits (Big 5) and human resources management practices on the innovation performance in SMEs.

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Abstract:Personality traits have an impact on the decision making process of CEOs and are predictors of the success of innovation in SMEs. The primary objective of this study was to explore whether a relationship exists between combinations of personality traits and innovation performance in SMEs. Furthermore, the study investigated the impact of personality traits and HRM practices in combination on the firm’s innovation performance. The five-factor model of personality (Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Openness to experience, Agreeableness and Emotional Stability) was the central focus of this study. For this purpose, the sample of 35 CEOs operating in the Twente Region in the Netherlands have been surveyed and analyzed with the help of the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis. The findings of this study demonstrate that CEOs with high level of Extraversion and Agreeableness will have a significant impact on the innovation performance in SMEs. Furthermore, the findings highlight that HRM practices and CEOs personality traits jointly affect the firm’s innovation performance and should be regarded as complements rather than substitutes.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration BSc (56834)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63740
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