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Berkeley Innovation Index: An approach for measuring and diagnosing individual’s and organizations’ innovation capabilities

Sidhu, Ikhlaq; Goubet, Jean-Etienne; Weber, Hilary; Fredh-Ojala, Alexander; Johnsson, Charlotta LU and Pries, Christopher (2016)
Abstract
Innovation is widely recognized as an important variable to create competitive advantage and drive economic growth. Innovation is also a relatively vague concept, but the absence of it results in stagnation and loss of competitive behaviors. Innovation capability is the ability to be innovative, and is a characteristic of individuals as well as organizations. The issue with learning and executing “innovation” is that it is often removed from actual situations, too theoretical, not
time-ordered, and not holistic.

In this concept paper, we contend that if Innovation cannot be measured, then it is inherently difficult for any person or organization to improve their ability to be innovative. Most past measures have not been... (More)
Innovation is widely recognized as an important variable to create competitive advantage and drive economic growth. Innovation is also a relatively vague concept, but the absence of it results in stagnation and loss of competitive behaviors. Innovation capability is the ability to be innovative, and is a characteristic of individuals as well as organizations. The issue with learning and executing “innovation” is that it is often removed from actual situations, too theoretical, not
time-ordered, and not holistic.

In this concept paper, we contend that if Innovation cannot be measured, then it is inherently difficult for any person or organization to improve their ability to be innovative. Most past measures have not been insightful or holistic. For example, the numbers of patents or the amount of money spent on R&D have not shown any causality with organizations’ ability to be innovative.
Berkeley Innovation Index (BII) is a concept and an open project to offer simple yet powerful ways to measure innovation capability in a holistic sense. These measures, models and tools are based on previously published research findings. The approach is also intended to cover layers of innovation that range from the following fields: 1) Strategy and Leadership, 2) Innovation Culture from an Organization’s Viewpoint, 3) Organizational Operations and Measures across functions, 4) Mindset: The Innovation DNA of the People, and 5) Tactical measures.

When measured and considered across all levels, we believe that the innovation measurement process can be made more accurate and diagnosable. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Innovation is widely recognized as an important variable to create competitive advantage and drive economic growth. Innovation is also a relatively vague concept, but the absence of it results in stagnation and loss of competitive behaviors. Innovation capability is the ability to be innovative, and is a characteristic of individuals as well as organizations. The issue with learning and executing “innovation” is that it is often removed from actual situations, too theoretical, not<br>
time-ordered, and not holistic.<br>
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In this concept paper, we contend that if Innovation cannot be measured, then it is inherently difficult for any person or organization to improve their ability to be innovative. Most past measures have not been insightful or holistic. For example, the numbers of patents or the amount of money spent on R&amp;D have not shown any causality with organizations’ ability to be innovative.<br>
Berkeley Innovation Index (BII) is a concept and an open project to offer simple yet powerful ways to measure innovation capability in a holistic sense. These measures, models and tools are based on previously published research findings. The approach is also intended to cover layers of innovation that range from the following fields: 1) Strategy and Leadership, 2) Innovation Culture from an Organization’s Viewpoint, 3) Organizational Operations and Measures across functions, 4) Mindset: The Innovation DNA of the People, and 5) Tactical measures.<br>
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When measured and considered across all levels, we believe that the innovation measurement process can be made more accurate and diagnosable.},
  author       = {Sidhu, Ikhlaq and Goubet, Jean-Etienne and Weber, Hilary and Fredh-Ojala, Alexander and Johnsson, Charlotta and Pries, Christopher},
  institution  = {Berkeley Electronic Press},
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  title        = {Berkeley Innovation Index: An approach for measuring and diagnosing individual’s and organizations’ innovation capabilities},
  year         = {2016},
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