Case Study on Leadership, Team Climate and Knowledge Innovation in R&D Teams
Through studying the case of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) , this paper focuses on the impact of leadership and climate for innovation on knowledge innovation. Besides, the paper measures knowledge innovation behavior in R&D teams on the basis of the previous researches. Then final conclusions are summarized as follows: leadership plays a very important role in improving R&D teams’ knowledge innovation; team climate for innovation plays an intermediary role on relationship between them.
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