A Role of Thinking Styles for Innovation, A Conceptual Framework with a Critical review of Literature

Arshia Hashmi, Shahibuddin Ishak, Hazlinda Binti Hassan


The study aimed to propose a framework for elaborating the relationship of thinking styles with innovation. To fulfill this purpose, the earlier literature is consulted by the search on online data bases like emerald, J.Store, Science Direct, Springer and Taylor & Francis. The critical review of earlier literature and theories with special attention to theory of reality construction, A conceptual framework is developed. The study concludes the vital roles of different thinking patterns for innovation and invites the attention of academicians and practitioners towards this crucial aspect. At the end, the study endures the limitations and calls that the supposed relationships have the great potential to be tested empirically.


Innovation, Creativity, Thinking Styles, Conditional Styles of Thinking, Exploratory Styles of Thinking, Inquiry Styles of Thinking, Independent Styles of Thinking, Creative Styles of Thinking

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