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dc.contributor.advisorBartol, Kathryn Men_US
dc.contributor.advisorVenkataramani, Vijayaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLu, Shuyeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T05:36:39Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T05:36:39Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/ej4k-rvoq
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/22002
dc.description.abstractMany of employees’ novel ideas often cannot get appreciated or valued by their managers, thus precluding the opportunity for innovation. Drawing on the social-information-processing theory and the situated evaluation perspective, this paper investigates the moderating roles of managers’ social networks in the innovation process of idea evaluation and implementation decision-making. Through a field study with 85 managers in a ceramic company, I found that when managers evaluated product ideas proposed by employees, they manifested a disfavor to novelty. That is, idea novelty had a negative relationship with managers’ perceived value of the focal idea regarding the idea’s potential operational efficiency, likelihood of social support, and strategic fit. However, I also found that both managers’ advice network diversity and friendship network centrality mitigated the negative effect of idea novelty on their perceived value of the proposed product ideas. In addition, I found managers’ perceived value of the idea mediated the relationship between idea novelty and their decisions to implement the idea. Theoretical contributions and empirical strategies are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleVALUE IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: THE MODERATING EFFECTS OF MANAGERS’ SOCIAL NETWORKS ON THEIR IDEA VALUATION AND IMPLEMENTATION DECISION-MAKINGen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness and Management: Management & Organizationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledManagementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcreativityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledinnovationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsocial networken_US


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