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ERIC Number: ED170813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Abstract of an Investigation of Innovation Variables in a Technology Inventory.
McDowell, Earl E.; And Others
Employees of a large data processing corporation participated in a study designed to determine differences on a series of innovation variables between and among employee participants and nonparticipants in a technology inventory program. Three employee groups were distinguished: employees who participated in the technology inventory program, those who were aware of the program but chose not to participate, and those who were unaware of the program. A total of 473 employees completed a 40-item self-administered questionnaire that measured six innovation variables: technical dyadic communication, information seeking behavior, awareness of gatekeeper, tendency to risk, attitudinal evaluation of innovation atmosphere, and social behavioral evaluation of innovation atmosphere. Analysis of the results revealed that there were differences among the participant and nonparticipant groups and relationships among innovation variables, between categorical and innovation variables, and between attitudinal and behavioral variables. (Eleven tables of data are included.) (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1-5, 1979)