Advanced

How Allianz UK used an idea management platform to harness employee innovation

Benbya, Hind and Leidner, Dorothy LU (2018) In MIS Quarterly Executive 17(2). p.141-157
Abstract

Idea management platforms enable firms to generate pools of innovation ideas from a large number of employees. However, managers face considerable difficulties when deploying these platforms in a way that generates business value. This article describes the challenges faced by Allianz UK, and the management responses, as it deployed such a platform to develop a distributed-innovation capability. Based on insights from this case, we provide recommendations that other organizations can use to derive value from idea management platforms.

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
MIS Quarterly Executive
volume
17
issue
2
pages
17 pages
publisher
Indiana University Press
external identifiers
  • scopus:85048091267
ISSN
1540-1960
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
2f263bc5-8e4a-4e0e-80f8-03cfe974d44a
date added to LUP
2018-06-20 14:10:08
date last changed
2019-02-20 11:20:28
@article{2f263bc5-8e4a-4e0e-80f8-03cfe974d44a,
  abstract     = {<p>Idea management platforms enable firms to generate pools of innovation ideas from a large number of employees. However, managers face considerable difficulties when deploying these platforms in a way that generates business value. This article describes the challenges faced by Allianz UK, and the management responses, as it deployed such a platform to develop a distributed-innovation capability. Based on insights from this case, we provide recommendations that other organizations can use to derive value from idea management platforms.</p>},
  author       = {Benbya, Hind and Leidner, Dorothy},
  issn         = {1540-1960},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {141--157},
  publisher    = {Indiana University Press},
  series       = {MIS Quarterly Executive},
  title        = {How Allianz UK used an idea management platform to harness employee innovation},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2018},
}