Measuring employee innovation

Martin Lukes, Ute Stephan
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, January 2017, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ijebr-11-2015-0262

Measuring employee innovation

What is it about?

We review how innovation has been measured in past research from the employees perspective. Based on this review and several studies across four countries, we develop and validate a robust and efficient scale to capture critical innovation activities by employees. For those wanting to encourage their employees to innovate, our measure can provide a quick diagnostic of current strengths and weaknesses in the innovation process. For researchers, our article provides a reference guide to existing innovation scales and their strengths and weaknesses.

Why is it important?

This paper provides reference guide to existing innovation scales and their strengths and weaknesses. We highlight which phases of the innovation process current scales focus on. This review of scales as well as a the validation of a new innovation measure is of interest to those seeking to capture employee innovation in a reliable and robust manner whilst paying attention to the nuanced nature of the innovation processes.

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