publication . Article . 2016

Employee-driven innovation into practice : managing the tension between organization and innovation

Deslée , Carine; Dahan , Aubépine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
International audience; This research empirically examines three cases of employee-driven innovation (EDI) to assessthe tension it creates in a large bureaucratic organization and discusses the nature andpotential resolution of such tension. We contribute to the literature on the tension between theorganization and innovation by mobilizing the concept of practice to offer a fresh perspectiveon the issue. We propose that EDI is inspired by everyday practice, which comes in the formof a situated, informal type of knowledge individuals widely and casually rely on to performtheir daily tasks and professional duties. Driven by the search for improvement, practice not...
free text keywords: Bureaucratic Organization, Employee-driven, Innovation, Practice, Innovation policy, [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances, [ SHS ] Humanities and Social Sciences
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