Identifying behavioural indicators of innovators at the workplace

Purpose: Taking a literature review as a point of departure, the main aim of this paper was the identification of the behavioural indicators of innovators at the workplace, and their classification.

Design/methodology/approach: A literature review was addressed by means of a search in Elsevier’s Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. By applying inclusive and exclusive criteria, references were obtained with the search protocol. After filtering and scanning, there was a selection of references plus other articles added by the snowball effect. The final phase undertaken was the classification of the main indicators raised in the publications selected.

Findings: Our main contribution was the identification of the behavioural indicators of innovators at the workplace and their classification in five dimensions.

Practical implications: This research may yield some light on the assessment of innovative workplace performance of individuals in organisations, as well as on the development of the innovative competence of students in academic institutions as a challenge to meet the needs of both professionals and Higher Education institutions.

Originality/value: Some authors have studied the characteristics of innovative people mainly focusing on cognitive abilities, personality, motivation and knowledge. We have sought to offer a better understanding of the phenomenon of individual innovation in organisations, through the analysis of behavioural indicators, an issue that has not been studied from this perspective previously.

Keywords

innovation, innovation competence, individual innovation, innovative work behaviour, behavioural indicators, model of innovation competence, literature review, soft competencies, Innovation management in operations

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Oliver Caunt

Oliver Caunt is the Managing Director of family business, John Caunt Scientific Ltd, who specialise in nuclear instrumentation design and manufacture. Oliver relocated the business to the Bury in 2005 and has since overseen stable growth from £1m turnover to just under £2m.

With roots firmly established in the SME landscape, Oliver is a strong champion of entrepreurship and positive collaboration. He is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme; has led a successful £1m grant application in collaboration with the University of Liverpool to develop world-class nuclear reactor safeguards and operations technology; is a member of a pan-European academic/commercial collaborative project- FINCODA - setup to establish a global standard tool to define and identify innovative competencies in people for the benefit of post graduates and employers; is a participant in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's SME mentor programme; was nominated as one of the North West Insider Magazine's 42 under 42 (faces of the future) in 2012; was the best in class for Technology in the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013; a member of the IoD99 (Institute of Directors 99 select entrepreneurs) and is now a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers in London.

Oliver lives in Ramsbottom with his wife, Ivona, and 2 young children. He spends as much time as possible out in the countryside with the kids, the dog, running and on his mountain bike, as well as enjoying the many excellent local restaurants and pubs in the area!

The Fincoda User Guide

This guide has been designed to provide an understanding of the FINCODA Innovation Barometer including its origins, purpose and modes of use within both business and academic institutions. This guide has been produced by the founders and creators of FINCODA to share the benefits of using the barometer and how to use it for the best outcomes.

The FINCODA Innovation Barometer is an output of the European Union funded FINCODA Knowledge Alliance project. The aim of this project was to create a framework for innovation competence development and assessment, and was delivered through University and Business collaboration across five European countries. To find out more about the FINCODA partners, see page 2.

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 References

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  3.1 Academic Literature and References
  Below you will find academic references to papers published by FINCODA partners relating to Innovation Assessment and Competency measurement. Further papers related to the FINCODA project and outputs are in press and under review. These will be available in future versions of this guide.
   
Marin-Garcia, J. A., Andreu Andres, M. A., Atares-Huerta, L., Aznar-Mas, L. E., Garcia-Carbonell, A., González-Ladrón-de-Guevara,
F., . . . Watts, F. (2016). Proposal of framework for innovation competencies development and assessment (fincoda). WPOM-Working
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  Marin-Garcia, J. A., Atares-Huerta, L., & Aznar-Mas, L. E. (2017). ¿cuántas competencias transversales podemos diferenciar en in auto-diagnóstico? Paper presented at the IN-RED Congreso Nacional de
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  Pérez-Peñalver, M. J., Aznar-Mas, L. E., Montero-Fleta, B. (2017). Identifying Innovators:  A Literature Review. Proposal of a Model ofInnovation Competence and a Classification of Behavioural Indicators of Individual Innovators at the Workplace, Intangible Capital. (inreview)
 
  Pérez-Peñalver, M. J., Watts, F., Marin-Garcia, J. A., Atarés-Huerta, L., Montero-Fleta, B., Aznar-Mas, L. E., Andreu-Andrés, M. A., González-Ladrón de Guevara, F., Garcia-Carbonell, A. (2016). Behavioural indicators of innovation competence. Proceedings of INTED Conference 7th - 9th March 2016, Valencia (Spain), 8606–8611.
 
  Andreu-Andrés, Mª. J., García-Carbonell, A.; Gonzalez Ladrón de Guevara, F. and Watts, F. (2017). Innovation Performance Indicators in the Software Industry. (Manuscript being reviewed)
 
  Marin-Garcia, J. A., Ramírez Bayarri, L., Atarés Huerta, L. (2015). Protocol: Comparing advantages and disadvantages of “Rating Scales”, “Behavior Observation Scales” and “Paired Comparison Scales” for behavior assessment of competencies in workers. A systematic literature review. Working Papers on Operations Management.  6(2), 49-63. ISSN: 1989-9068 (in Spanish).
 
  Martínez-Gómez, M.,  Marí-Benlloch, M., Marin-Garcia, J. A. (2016). Exploring Skills and Competencies of Innovation: the Case for a Qualitative Methodology. Proceedings 5th International Conference on Research in Humanities, Sociology and Education (RHSCE’16) 29th-30th November 2016, London (UK), 54-59.
 
  Cuenca, L., Bonet, P., Boza, A., Fuentes, P., Lajara, N., Marin-Garcia, J. A., Peris-Ortiz, M., Ruiz, L. (2015) Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Learning Outcomes in Higher education. Proceedings 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 16th-18th November, Sevilla (Spain).
 
  Marin-Garcia, J. A., Andreu Andrés, M. A., Atarés-Huerta, L.,
Aznar-Mas, L. E., Garcia-Carbonell, A., González-Ladrón de Guevara, F., Montero-Fleta, B., Pérez-Peñalver, M. J., Watts, F. (2016). Proposal of a Framework for Innovation Competencies Development and Assessment (FINCODA). Working Papers on Operations Management.
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Oliver Caunt

Oliver Caunt is the Managing Director of family business, John Caunt Scientific Ltd, who specialise in nuclear instrumentation design and manufacture. Oliver relocated the business to the Bury in 2005 and has since overseen stable growth from £1m turnover to just under £2m.

With roots firmly established in the SME landscape, Oliver is a strong champion of entrepreurship and positive collaboration. He is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme; has led a successful £1m grant application in collaboration with the University of Liverpool to develop world-class nuclear reactor safeguards and operations technology; is a member of a pan-European academic/commercial collaborative project- FINCODA - setup to establish a global standard tool to define and identify innovative competencies in people for the benefit of post graduates and employers; is a participant in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's SME mentor programme; was nominated as one of the North West Insider Magazine's 42 under 42 (faces of the future) in 2012; was the best in class for Technology in the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013; a member of the IoD99 (Institute of Directors 99 select entrepreneurs) and is now a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers in London.

Oliver lives in Ramsbottom with his wife, Ivona, and 2 young children. He spends as much time as possible out in the countryside with the kids, the dog, running and on his mountain bike, as well as enjoying the many excellent local restaurants and pubs in the area!

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Fincoda partner organisation Hamburg University of Applied Sciences have launched the online rater training tool. An essential component of the Fincoda Innovation Assessment Toolkit which informs and guides on how raters should deploy and use the assessment toolkit.

"People who want to apply this assessment tool should be reliable observers, who know how to avoid common errors and who share the frame of reference behind the concept of innovation competence"

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Oliver Caunt

Oliver Caunt is the Managing Director of family business, John Caunt Scientific Ltd, who specialise in nuclear instrumentation design and manufacture. Oliver relocated the business to the Bury in 2005 and has since overseen stable growth from £1m turnover to just under £2m.

With roots firmly established in the SME landscape, Oliver is a strong champion of entrepreurship and positive collaboration. He is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme; has led a successful £1m grant application in collaboration with the University of Liverpool to develop world-class nuclear reactor safeguards and operations technology; is a member of a pan-European academic/commercial collaborative project- FINCODA - setup to establish a global standard tool to define and identify innovative competencies in people for the benefit of post graduates and employers; is a participant in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's SME mentor programme; was nominated as one of the North West Insider Magazine's 42 under 42 (faces of the future) in 2012; was the best in class for Technology in the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013; a member of the IoD99 (Institute of Directors 99 select entrepreneurs) and is now a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers in London.

Oliver lives in Ramsbottom with his wife, Ivona, and 2 young children. He spends as much time as possible out in the countryside with the kids, the dog, running and on his mountain bike, as well as enjoying the many excellent local restaurants and pubs in the area!

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Oliver Caunt

Oliver Caunt is the Managing Director of family business, John Caunt Scientific Ltd, who specialise in nuclear instrumentation design and manufacture. Oliver relocated the business to the Bury in 2005 and has since overseen stable growth from £1m turnover to just under £2m.

With roots firmly established in the SME landscape, Oliver is a strong champion of entrepreurship and positive collaboration. He is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme; has led a successful £1m grant application in collaboration with the University of Liverpool to develop world-class nuclear reactor safeguards and operations technology; is a member of a pan-European academic/commercial collaborative project- FINCODA - setup to establish a global standard tool to define and identify innovative competencies in people for the benefit of post graduates and employers; is a participant in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's SME mentor programme; was nominated as one of the North West Insider Magazine's 42 under 42 (faces of the future) in 2012; was the best in class for Technology in the Made in Bury Business Awards 2013; a member of the IoD99 (Institute of Directors 99 select entrepreneurs) and is now a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers in London.

Oliver lives in Ramsbottom with his wife, Ivona, and 2 young children. He spends as much time as possible out in the countryside with the kids, the dog, running and on his mountain bike, as well as enjoying the many excellent local restaurants and pubs in the area!