Title: Identifying employees' innovation competency in organisations

Authors: Gregor Cerinsek, Slavko Dolinsek

Addresses: Regional Technological Centre Zasavje, Naslje Alesa Kaple 9A, 1430 Hrastnik, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Cankarjeva 5, Koper, Slovenia

Abstract: In this paper, the basic results of a research that focused on identifying and modelling innovative employees in organisations are presented. By using triangulation of three different sources, a definition of innovation competency with the corresponding underlying characteristics is proposed. The main outcome of the research is a survey questionnaire that organisations can apply in order to identify the innovation competency of their employees. The questionnaire is finally tested in a focus group in order to obtain practical implications.

Keywords: innovation behaviour; creativity; entrepreneurship; innovation competency; underlying characteristics; innovative employees; competence development; organisational learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2009.022811

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2009 Vol.6 No.2, pp.164 - 177

Published online: 27 Jan 2009 *

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