Reynders, Philipp

Philipp Reynders
Start date:
October 2016
Research Topic:
Innovative Work Behavior and Continuous Improvement
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Maneesh Kumar and Annie Pye
Supervising school:
Cardiff Business School,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Innovation is a key driver for value creation and becomes increasingly important for organizations in order to sustain the competitiveness of the business. As innovation is sparked through the involvement of staff members, it becomes significantly relevant for organizations to develop an understanding how innovative work behavior evolves.

Accordingly, my research project aims to:

  • Understand the organizational factors and conditions to promote IWB within individuals;
  • Investigate the role of middle managers in accelerating IWB adoption within shop-floor employees;
  • Benchmark with other best-in-class organizations to identify how IWB is managed and sustained in the long-term.