Conditions of implementation of employee-driven innovation

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Abstract

This paper discusses the opportunities and barriers for the transfer of employees' ideas to implementation of new solutions in employee-driven innovation. The theoretical approach is the existing research not only on innovation transfer but also on the transfer of learning, knowledge and technology. Based on the results from an action research project aimed at training and involving shop-floor employees in employee-driven innovation, the paper identifies five factors that have been crucial to the process of transfer from employees' ideas to new solutions in production. The paper discusses five factors for transfer compared with existing literature and knowledge on employee-driven innovation.

Translated title of the contributionBetingelser for implementering af medarbejderdreven innovation
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Volume22
Issue number4/5
Pages (from-to)471-488
ISSN1368-275X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Action research
  • Adult education
  • Blue-collar workers
  • Employee participation
  • Employee-driven innovation
  • Transfer

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