Personal Values as Drivers of Managerial Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Personal Values as Drivers of Managerial Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Zlatko Nedelko (University of Maribor, Slovenia) and Vojko Potocan (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Release Date: October, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 314
ISBN13: 9781522532507|ISBN10: 1522532501|EISBN13: 9781522532514|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3250-7

Description

In order for organizations to be successful, managers must continuously contribute new innovations and support new business ideas and methods. Addressing the link between personal values and managerial ingenuity can accelerate innovativeness in organizations and allow a business to thrive in competitive environments.

Personal Values as Drivers of Managerial Innovation: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores how a manager’s personal values can be used for the development of innovative working strategies to influence organizations and their individual employees. Taking a cross-cultural approach, the authors compare managers’ ideals between organizations worldwide to determine best leadership strategies. While highlighting topics including organizational structure, management roles, and ethics, this book is ideally designed for researchers, managers, professionals, and students seeking current research on ways to improve innovation within organizations.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Environment
  • Cultural Dimensions
  • Ethics
  • Free Market Economy
  • Innovative Behavior
  • Leadership Styles
  • Management Roles
  • Organizational Knowledge
  • Organizational Structure
  • Personal Values
  • Value Systems

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Zlatko NEDELKO, Ph.D. (in Business) is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Management and Organization, University of Maribor (Slovenia). His main research interests are management, organization, business ethics, transitional issues and innovativeness. Recently, he examined the impact of managers’ personal values on their behavior in Central Europe Economies. In 2012, he was a visiting researcher at Department of Management and Organizational Behavior, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. He has published his articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals including but not limited to Systems research and behavioral science, Transformations in Business and Economics, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, System Practice and Action Research, and Actual problems of Economics.
Vojko Potocan, Ph.D. (in Business), is a Full Professor of Management and Organization at the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), University of Maribor (Slovenia). He earned his doctoral degree in FEB Maribor. He teaches in three universities in Slovenia and in four universities abroad (Germany, Croatia, Poland and Czech Republic). He takes part in different international scientific conferences and has conducted a number of study visits abroad. He has published over 400 texts (over 300 in foreign languages in 40 countries), including 12 books, edited proceedings and textbooks. Dr. Potocan has published over eighty articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals including but not limited to Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, European Journal of Management, Engineering Economics and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.