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The implementation of Innovation Metrics: A case study

Benaim, Andre; Elfsberg, Jenny; Larsson, Tobias LU and Larsson, Andreas LU (2015) International Conference on Engineering Design, 2015 In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design 8. p.213-224
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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Innovation, Evaluation, Teamwork
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Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design
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8
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213 - 224
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Design Society
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International Conference on Engineering Design, 2015
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Benaim, Andre and Elfsberg, Jenny and Larsson, Tobias and Larsson, Andreas},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design},
  isbn         = {978-1-904670-71-1},
  issn         = {2220-4334},
  keyword      = {Innovation,Evaluation,Teamwork},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {213--224},
  publisher    = {Design Society},
  title        = {The implementation of Innovation Metrics: A case study},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2015},
}