Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10003406,
  title    = {Driving Innovation by Enhancing Employee Roles: The Balancing Act of Employee-Driven Innovation},
  author    = {L. Tirabeni and  K. E. Soderquist and  P. Pisano},
  country   = {Italy},
  institution={University of Turin},
  abstract  = {Our purpose is to investigate how the relationship
between employees and innovation management processes can drive
organizations to successful innovations. This research is deeply
related to a new way of thinking about human resources management
practices. It’s not simply about improving the employees’
engagement, but rather about a different and more radical
commitment: the employee can take on the role traditionally played
by the customer, namely to become the first tester of an innovative
product or service, the first user/customer and eventually the first
investor in the innovation. This new perception of employees could
create the basis of a novelty in the innovation process where
innovation is taken to a next level when the problems with customer
driven innovation on the one hand, and employees driven innovation
on the other can be balanced. This research identifies an effective
approach to innovation where the employees will participate
throughout the whole innovation process, not only in the idea
creation but also in the idea definition and development by giving
feedback in parallel to that provided by customers and lead-users.},
  {International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering },  volume    = {10},
  number    = {1},
  year      = {2016},
  pages     = {143 - 151},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10003406},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=109},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 109, 2016},
}