Values and Social Capital as Predictors of Attitudes Towards Innovation

28 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2012

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Nadezhda Lebedeva

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Kate Osipova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Liubov Cherkasova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: June 7, 2012

Abstract

This study examines the relationship of values and social capital with attitudes towards innovations. The respondents (N = 1238) were asked to fill in a questionnaire, which included the Schwartz value survey SVS-57, a self-assessment scale of innovative personality traits [Lebedeva, Tatarko, 2009], and a method of assessing social capital [Tatarko, 2011]. The results of the correlation analysis revealed a positive correlation between values of Openness to Change and a positive attitude to innovation. It was also found that the components of social capital (trust, tolerance, perceived social capital) positively correlated with attitudes to innovation. The empirical model obtained by means of a structural equation modeling generally confirmed the hypothesis of the study and demonstrated the positive impact of the values of Openness to Change and social capital on attitudes towards innovations in Russia.

Keywords: creativity, innovation, attitude to innovation, social capital, perceived social capital, individual values

JEL Classification: A13

Suggested Citation

Lebedeva, Nadezhda and Osipova, Kate and Cherkasova, Liubov, Values and Social Capital as Predictors of Attitudes Towards Innovation (June 7, 2012). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 10/SOC/2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2084747 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2084747

Nadezhda Lebedeva (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Russia

Kate Osipova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Liubov Cherkasova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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