Innovating every day: making innovation everyone´s business
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the efforts of a large company when assigning everyone in the organization to work with innovation, and its implication on managing radical and incremental innovation. The analysis rests on an interview investigation within a global high-technology company with 31 managers in different contexts. These managers have been identified as top performers on innovation in an employee survey conducted in the organization. The study illustrates how a large mature organization has involved a broad base of its employees in innovation, emphasizing that innovation is a daily effort and the actions performed in different parts of the organization. The results reveal that it is feasible to both empower people in the organization by having a bottom-up approach supporting daily incremental innovation and combine this with more systematic approaches for managing and enabling radical innovation.
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Machine Design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165828OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-165828DiVA: diva2:808887
QS 20152015-04-292015-04-292015-05-04Bibliographically approved