The Effect of Top Managers’ Years of Experience on Innovation

James Okrah, Bridget Irene

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Managers’ characteristics have been identified to have an influence on how they perceive innovation. This study examines the role of top managers’ experience and how it influences their propensity to innovate. It employs a logit model to analyze data from the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys, primarily from small- and medium-sized enterprises in Russia. We justify the positive effect of managers’ years of experience as an influential factor of enterprises’ innovativeness in developing countries. The results show that top managers’ years of experience directly affect innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-217
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Studies
Issue number3
Early online date17 Mar 2023
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

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  • Russia
  • Innovation
  • Top-level Management Experience
  • SMEs
  • Firms
  • Bureaucracy
  • Weak Institutions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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