Institutionalizing An Innovation Competency Through People
Launch Date: 2010
Expected Wrap-up Date: Fall 2014
This ROR is investigating how firms develop innovation workforce excellence and career paths for innovation experts as a mechanism for institutionalizing a breakthrough innovation capability. The primary research question is what roles do talent development and talent management practices play in institutionalizing breakthrough innovation capability?
This project is phase three of a series of ROR working groups studying the management processes associated with radical or breakthrough innovation (Radical Innovation, 1995 and Radical Innovation 2, 2000-09). Previous work uncovered the severe problem of a lack of promising career paths for innovation experts in large established companies.
The working group's methodology is to conduct a longitudinal study of eleven companies over a three year time span. Members can engage in the project by participating in discussions and efforts to develop a better understanding of challenges and solutions to institutionalizing breakthrough innovation through people and finalizing and testing a survey on accessing, evaluating and developing breakthrough innovation talent.
Members can support this project by completing the Breakthrough Innovation Survey.