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The implementation of Innovation Metrics: A case study
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper explores the implementation process of an innovation measuring system prototype to support a heavy machinery multinational company to secure their innovative capability. In general,companies recognize the importance of becoming innovative to become, or remain, competitive on a global market. The case company decided to pilot a metric system that corresponds to the crucial factors to secure innovative capability and work with the stepwise improvement based on the assessment results.

The methods are based on design-research approach and participatory action research. Interviews, surveys and observation were used, as well as, workshops were conducted to develop and follow up the implementation innovation measuring system.

The findings explore topics and open questions related to metric selection, purpose and use of the selected indicators, as well as challenges related to the implementation of the metric system. Some of the conclusions question the viability of measuring project teams, as well as, it suggests the need for further research to clarify whether team metrics need to be develop in parallel to organizational ones.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Design Society, 2015.
, International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334 ; VOL 8: INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
Keyword [en]
Innovation, Evaluation, Teamwork
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-10503ISI: 000366967400022ISBN: 978-1-904670-71-1OAI: diva2:847647
International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED), Milan, ITALY
Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-20 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

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