Incremental innovation: Intrinsic motivation as a bridge between creativity and motivation literatures
Soleas, Eleftherios K.
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Innovation is a topic of intensive interest in business, education, society, and psychology. However, there is not a unified understanding of what motivates innovation. One model that might shed some light on the motivation to innovate is Zusho, Pintrich, and Coppola’s (2003) skill and will, whereby skill and will together are forecasters of success. We can apply this understanding to what motivates innovation. Creativity research sheds light on skill, while motivation constructs shed light on will. The model presented at the end of this paper proposes a union of the constructs from creativity and motivation literatures with intrinsic motivation as the bridge between literatures, as a means to identify factors that play a role in the motivation to innovate.