1 Department of Engineering - Structural and Concrete Analysis, Department of Engineering, Science and Technology, Aarhus University2 Department of Engineering, Science and Technology, Aarhus University3 Aalborg University4 Department of Engineering - Construction Management, Department of Engineering, Science and Technology, Aarhus University5 Department of Engineering - Construction Management, Department of Engineering, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
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