Teamwork and Organizational Innovation: The Moderating Role of the HRM Context

This study examines whether staff groups which are organized in teams are better at organizational innovation than staff groups who aren’t. Moreover, it examines whether human resource management (HRM) systems, which can be of facilitating or constraining nature, enhance the teamwork and therefore innovation outcomes. 18 to 45 organizations from the UK manufacturing sector have been researched. Results suggest that the more widespread the use of teamwork in organizations, the [&hellip

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Two Tests to Test your Company’s Innovativeness

In collaboration with Avans University of Applied Sciences, we can provide 2 different tests that will help you analyse your organization’s overall performance on innovation management. The first test, based on John Bessant’s and Joe Tidd’s Managing Innovation focuses on 5 different aspects of organizing and facilitating innovation in your organization. The second test, based on Keeley’s Ten Types of Innovation framework, will provide you with an overview of the [&hellip

The world of Patents in Europe (Infographic)

Did you know for example that there were 265.690 European Patent Filings in 2013 but only 66.712 were granted? Did you know that your invention will be protected in up to 40 European countries based on 1 single application? James Sherwin from SOR Solicitors, a Dublin-based law firm, created an infographic about European Patents. This infographic is published with permission of James Sherwin

10 reasons why you should think twice before starting a start-up.

This week, two different articles were posted indepently from each other, but both strongly related. The first article posted 5 reasons not to start a business and the other one gave us 5 reasons for startups to go bankrupt. What you should think about before starting a startup: If you don’t understand business basics, don’t start a startup. If you don’t have industry experience or knowledge, don’t start a startup. [&hellip

4 ways in which ideas management helps innovation flourish

Ideas management could, according to this article, support the innovation process in four ways: It helps organisations to capture, evaluate and progress proposals It provides a democratic environment to determine the best ideas and to show a willingness to consider all ideas It helps to increase genuine cross-organization transformation It helps in creating a corporate shared view on key activities It may be an advertorial, but at least it provides [&hellip

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