Institutionalizing Innovation Competency
ROR Stage: gathering & analyzing data
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. Two forms of data are collected. Our qualitative data includes 180 interviews of personnel associated with breakthrough innovation in our eleven participating companies. Data collection is complete and is being analyzed. Survey data are also being collected at this time. In the May meeting we presented draft results on New Business Creation roles through Discovery, Incubation and Acceleration at three levels of hierarchy, based on our interview data. In November we will focus on Breakthrough Innovation Portfolio manager level roles, i.e. mid manager level roles across the Discovery, Incubation and Acceleration spectrum. As always we look toward your feedback.
Team Members: Bruce Kirk, Corning; Ted Farrington, PepsiCo; Gina O’Connor and Lois Peters, RPI (SME’s)