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Benaim, Andre
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Benaim, A., Elfsberg, J., Larsson, T. & Larsson, A. (2015). The implementation of Innovation Metrics: A case study. In: : . Paper presented at International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED), Milan, ITALY. The Design Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The implementation of Innovation Metrics: A case study
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published 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
Series
International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334 ; VOL 8: INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
Keywords
Innovation, Evaluation, Teamwork
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-10503 (URN)000366967400022 ()978-1-904670-71-1 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED), Milan, ITALY
Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-20 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Benaim, A., Larsson, T., Larsson, A. & Elfsberg, J. (2014). Becoming An Innovative Company: Assessing An Organization’s Innovation Capability From The Perspective Of A Team. Paper presented at 15th International CINet Conference. Paper presented at 15th International CINet Conference. Budapest: CINet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming An Innovative Company: Assessing An Organization’s Innovation Capability From The Perspective Of A Team
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Literature points out the need for companies to innovate continuously. Such need requires that companies develop capacities to exploit and improve current work as well as to develop and explore more radical opportunities. This paper is a case study that investigates the innovation capabilities of a multinational manufacturing company by interviewing a group that is mandate to support the development of those capabilities. The data was collected by semi-structured interviews, which were based on the categories of a framework previously developed. The findings speak about the importance of setting clear processes for continuation and implementation of ideas, adequate allocation of resources and management support. The discussion and conclusion are about the importance of the integration of efforts in different organizational levels and some of the future challenges integrating the innovation efforts into a natural way of working.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Budapest: CINet, 2014
Keywords
Innovation capability, continuous innovation, case-study
National Category
Business Administration Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6554 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo74C5F44397BD77DCC1257D9400307C1A (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo74C5F44397BD77DCC1257D9400307C1A (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo74C5F44397BD77DCC1257D9400307C1A (OAI)
Conference
15th International CINet Conference
Available from: 2014-11-18 Created: 2014-11-18 Last updated: 2018-05-03Bibliographically approved
Benaim, A., Larsson, T. C., Larsson, A. & Elfsberg, J. (2014). Building a pathway for innovation: Lessons learned from developing an online platform. In: : . Paper presented at NordDesign 2014. Eespo, Finland: Aalto University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building a pathway for innovation: Lessons learned from developing an online platform
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Companies are constantly being pressured to innovate in order to stay competitive in the short run and have new offerings in the long run. One way of boosting innovation is to develop idea support systems that go beyond the traditional methods and tools. Through a qualitative study, this paper explores the lessons learned from developing an online platform for idea generation, and discusses it in terms of innovation process, climate, and capabilities. The results show that the platform itself is not enough for innovation. The structure and work processes around the platform are as important, which implies the need to design processes and procedures that allow an idea to develop, providing, focus, idea feedback and role clarity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eespo, Finland: Aalto University, 2014
Keywords
Innovation, front-end, capability, climate, measurement, online platform
National Category
Business Administration Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6555 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo1EAE90096FF828A4C1257D94002FD9BA (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo1EAE90096FF828A4C1257D94002FD9BA (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo1EAE90096FF828A4C1257D94002FD9BA (OAI)
Conference
NordDesign 2014
Available from: 2014-11-18 Created: 2014-11-18 Last updated: 2018-05-03Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, S., Wallin, J., Benaim, A., Annosi, M. C., Berntsson, R., Ritzén, S. & Magnusson, M. (2012). Re-thinking Innovation Measurement to Manage Innovation-Related Dichotomies in Practice. Paper presented at 13th International CINet Conference - Continuous Innovation Network Conference. Paper presented at 13th International CINet Conference - Continuous Innovation Network Conference. Rome, Italy: CINet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Re-thinking Innovation Measurement to Manage Innovation-Related Dichotomies in Practice
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Innovation performance measurement has developed from focusing on issues of control and monitoring towards a more supportive role for managers on a strategic, informative and motivational level. Despite its potential to facilitate innovation management measuring provides a challenge in practice not the least when a company has the ambition to manage both radical and incremental innovation. This paper, based on literature review with empirical illustrations from three case studies, argues that these issues derives from the need to manage a number of dichotomies which are present due to the essential differences associated to each type of innovation. These dichotomies are related to time, uncertainty, flexibility and control. The implications on the design and use of an innovation performance measurement system are explored and analyzed through the lens of dichotomies. The study contributes to the innovation measurement theory and provides basis for an analytical framework aiming to support the design and implementation of innovation performance measurement in practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rome, Italy: CINet, 2012
Keywords
Innovation management, Innovation performance measurement, radical and incremental innovation
National Category
Business Administration Applied Mechanics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-6826 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoC0AAC7E985543D45C1257C3D0074627F (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoC0AAC7E985543D45C1257C3D0074627F (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoC0AAC7E985543D45C1257C3D0074627F (OAI)
Conference
13th International CINet Conference - Continuous Innovation Network Conference
Available from: 2013-12-13 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved
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