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Cultural Impacts on National Innovativeness: Not Every Cultural Dimension is Equal

  • National innovativeness is one key driver of economic development. The relation of national innovativeness and national culture has been firmly established by research. Cultural factors, however, influence national innovativeness via different mechanisms on the macro-, meso-, and micro-level of a country. In our paper, we build on existing research on the link between cultural dimensions and national innovativeness to develop a new model that classifies different cultural dimensions in groups according to their mechanism: political, social, or individual (PSI-model). Using a newly-established data set composed of world data, we test and find support for this model using a variety of regression models. The PSI-model provides a more structured theoretical background of the impact of different cultural dimensions on national innovativeness, especially with regard to social practices and social values. It can be used to generate policy recommendations on national innovativeness and offers further applications in fields related to the various impacts of national culture.

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Author:Rahel M. Schomaker, Carsten Deckert
Parent Title (English):Cross-Cultural Research
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2019
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Release Date:2020/01/24
Tag:Cultural Dimensions; National Innovation Systems
First Page:186
Last Page:214
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt