The build environment are often characterised by the fact that product and process knowledge are closely related to, and irregular driven by, individual employees. Therefore, a methodological approach to involve employees in development is seen as an advantageous way to be more innovative. Employee-driven innovation (EDI) could be such a methodology to implicate the spoken and tacit knowledge of the employees that would strengthen the innovative capabilities of the project organisations. To investigate the theoretical field around EDI a literature study was conducted. The overall objective was to develop a theoretical framework based on the field of EDI and related methodologies. This research resulted in two main findings. First; identification of the overall themes of the EDI field of research. Second; definition of an overall framework of methodologies to conduct EDI in project organisations. Furthermore this research aims to derive a framework that is transferable to other types of organisations.
Proceedings of Ipgrc 2013 – International Post Graduate Research Conference, 2013, p. 583-593
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International Postgraduate Research Conference, 2013
The University of Salford School of the Built Environment