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Fånga och förverkliga idéer: En studie om att tillvarata anställdas idéer och förverkliga dem till innovationer 
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: It has become important to be able to take advantage of employees' ideas for organizations today.  The contributed ideas can be developed into innovations. However, there are difficulties for businesses to take advantage and develop the employee provided ideas. It can lead to a stop in the organizations development.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain a greater understanding of how organizations can take advantage of the employees' ideas and develop them into useful innovations for organizations.

Method: The thesis consists of precipitated studies from the three organizations, a manufacturing company, a service company and the municipality of Karlskrona. The paper is based on qualitative research by collecting valuable insights through interviews.

Conclusions: In this study, it has been proven that organizations today have a magnified view of the concept of innovation. They have difficulties in implementing the concept in day to day operations. It has been proven that organizations today are well aware of the importance of employees as the foundation for future development. However, organizations have difficulties taking advantage of the employees' ideas, since they lack the resources to use the proposed systems efficiently. On the contrary, organizations have shown that they have appropriate innovation-processes in order to develop ideas.


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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44516OAI: diva2:821851
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Leadership - Creative, Innovative and Entrepreneurial, Master Programme, 60 credits
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-24Bibliographically approved

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