How professional experience abroad contributes to high performing creative innovations

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Resumé

Professionals often face a choice between gathering experience abroad or increasing embeddedness in their local context, this paper explores whether professionals benefit from these different types of experience depends on project characteristics. The paper builds on extent theories, which clearly demonstrate the advantages of diverse experience in the production of highly creative innovations, and extends this theoretical framework with an important contingency, namely project characteristics. This theorizing is tested on longitudinal data from the Danish film industry, and the results show that project characteristics determine the value of professional experience abroad: Professionals’ likelihood of contributing to high performing creative innovations increases with professional experience abroad when projects are characterized by a low level of constraints. However, when projects are characterized by a high level of constraints the effect is not merely moderated, but even reversed. The value of professional experience abroad increases with distance between the local and foreign context decreases with increased availability of professional experience abroad.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2018
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedStrategic Management Society - Paris, Frankrig
Varighed: 22. sep. 201825. sep. 2018

Konference

KonferenceStrategic Management Society
LandFrankrig
ByParis
Periode22/09/201825/09/2018

Citer dette

Andersen, K. V. (2018). How professional experience abroad contributes to high performing creative innovations. Afhandling præsenteret på Strategic Management Society, Paris, Frankrig.
Andersen, Kristina Vaarst. / How professional experience abroad contributes to high performing creative innovations. Afhandling præsenteret på Strategic Management Society, Paris, Frankrig.
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