International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Innovative Behaviors between Employment Modes in Knowledge Intensive Organizations
Cheng-hua Tsai

There are an increasing number of knowledge intensive organizations allocating external employees. Universities in Taiwan are currently facing issues of how to allot different employment modes to maintain quality for annual uncertain project funding from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. This study conducted a survey to present a concept of innovative behavior by investigating organizational motivation, personal creative characteristics, and climate for innovation in both internal and external employees for universities in Taiwan. Results strongly indicate that external employees are more motivated by extrinsic rather than intrinsic motivation and innovative behavior of internal employees are more positive than external employees.

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