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THE COMPETENCIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE CREATION OF NEW IDEAS IN THE ORGANIZATION Print E-mail

Dana Mesner Andolšek, Anja Jerković

Abstract

Purpose of this article is dedicated to addressing innovation from a person – organization point of view where the focus is on the individual and his competencies in the innovation process. Our study focuses on skills that an individual needs to successfully design new innovative ideas. The analysis includes samples from 17 countries and more than 70000 respondents. The results show that social competence, together with work, active and cognitive competence, is very important in creating innovative ideas of employees in the organization.

Key words: innovation, process of innovation, active, work, cognitive and social skills of an individual

Dana Mesner Andolšek is associate Professor of Sociology at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) as well as researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). She delivers courses in Theory of Organization, Knowledge management, Organizational culture and Practical courses.

Anja Jerković, Bachelor degree in Human resource Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Cite this article:
Mesner Andolsek Dana, Anja  Jerkovic. THE COMPETENCIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE CREATION OF NEW IDEAS IN THE ORGANIZATION. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.3:84-105, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art04

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no3-art04

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