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Organizational Innovation capability

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Blocks of Agile Innovation
EditorsN. Oza, P. Abrahamsson
ISBN (Print)978-1-4392-6098-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


Self organising team is one of the important characteristics of agile approach. Leading such teams require different perspectives of cultivating innovations. In this chapter, we focus on building organizational innovation capabilities, particularly from the context of self-organizing teams. Based on Friedman test we have developed two practically usable tools to evaluate individual and organizational innovation capability. In this chapter, we report results of applying proposed tools in two case companies. The main results suggest that innovation capability perspectives of team members could be significantly different in individual capabilities and organizational capabilities and that both perspectives provide valuable information in setting collective innovation goals. The self evaluation of innovation capabilities is also likely to foster participation from all team members towards the collective innovation goals.


  • innovation, CAPABILITIES

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Field of science, Statistics Finland