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A mixed methods approach to individual resilience and innovative work behavior in adversity

Hülscher, Lena (2020) A mixed methods approach to individual resilience and innovative work behavior in adversity.

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Abstract:The paper analyzes the relationship between individual resilience and innovative work behavior (IWB) while exposed to adversity. The study takes place in the context of a Dutch social company that faces a possible dismantling. In the context of this study, we refer to the potential dismantling for the social company as adversity. The study follows a mixed-methods approach: Study 1 consists of a quantitative analysis of panel data of 78 participants/staff members in the Dutch social company. Study 2 strengthens the quantitative analysis by 6 semi-structured interviews including a timeline mapping method and follow-up questions with the respondents 6 months after the initial interview. Quantitative results show no significant difference between the levels of individual resilience and IWB comparing pre- and post-adversity. A linear mixed effects model examines that there is a relationship between the concepts, but the adversity does not play a significant role in determining the levels when comparing pre- and post-adversity measurements. Our qualitative results support these results with underlying reasons. The research design with its contextual effect of adversity fills the gap of empirical studies in the field of resilience and innovation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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