Innovation management, generally understood as the ability of an organization to develop and improve routines that are efficient and effective over time, is one of the key elements to ensure the maturation and eventual consolidation of the innovation ecosystem, given its focus on the standardization of good management practices. Despite its potential importance, however, there is not a sufficient amount of reliable information on innovation management that can adequately support decision-making processes on this subject, first, because many of the instruments that measure innovation do not necessarily include dimensions and items associated with innovation management and, second, because the indicators and instruments that currently exist are too diverse, in part, because most of the measurements cover a large number of objects of study, respond to a wide variety of objectives that are not necessarily compatible and offer results that are difficult to generalize. Taking this into account, the project aims to develop an information infrastructure that supports, on the one hand, a quantitative instrument for measuring innovation management in Colombian manufacturing industries and, on the other hand, a knowledge base on innovation management. This double development, of the instrument and the knowledge base, is expected to provide relevant and reliable information on innovation management in a local context (which, however, can be easily scaled to other sectors) and, in addition, facilitate the transfer and exchange of knowledge on the subject among various social actors.
Innovation, innovation management, measurement, manufacturing, knowledge management
|Effective start/end date||3/1/21 → 8/31/22|
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