Personality, Nations, and Innovation

  title={Personality, Nations, and Innovation},
  author={Gary Steel and Tiffany A. Rinne and John R. Fairweather},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  pages={3 - 30}
Research has shown relationships between personality factors and innovation at the level of the individual person. Recently, data have become available that would allow testing of these relationships at the nation-state level. Based on theoretical aspects of the Big Five factors of personality, and on empirical work conducted using individuals as the unit of analysis, the authors hypothesize that mean national scores of Openness to Experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness would be… Expand

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