"Innovation can arise from several sources e.g. individuals, firms, research institutes, non-profits and/or the linkages between them. But what makes some individuals or companies more innovative than others?
Is it the creativity of the individuals and therefore for companies HR policies matter the most in this regard? Of course it does matter, but other things count too.
One popular theory is that of Professor Ronald S. Burt on “structural holes”, which refers to two independent social networks with missing links in between them. So knowledge in one network does not flow to the other. "