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ORGANISATIONAL INNOVATION

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Definition:
An organisational innovation is the implementation of a new organisational method in the firm’s business practices, workplace organisation or external relations.

Context:
Innovations in workplace organisation involve the implementation of new methods for distributing responsibilities and decision making among employees for the division of work within and between firm activities (and organisational units), as well as new concepts for the structuring of activities, such as the integration of different business activities. An example of an organisational innovation in workplace organisation is the first implementation of an organisational model that gives the firm’s employees greater autonomy in decision making and encourages them to contribute their ideas.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2005, “The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data: Oslo Manual, Third Edition” prepared by the Working Party of National Experts on Scientific and Technology Indicators, OECD, Paris, para. 177.

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Friday, September 09, 2005