IJIMT 2016 Vol.7(6): 249-255 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2016.7.6.682

Development of Maturity Grids to Assess Organizational Innovation Capability in Knowledge Perspective

Ling Zhang, Mehdi Shahbazpour, and Rainer Seidel
Abstract— The present paper aims to develop a new assessment method on evaluating the enterprises’ knowledge management performance to improve their innovation capability. The development of the capability assessment tool is based on the innovation and knowledge management literature, and the tool has been statistically tested in a number of case companies in different sectors. This paper provides evidence of the relationship between knowledge management and innovation capability, with an emphasis on embedded assumptions about organizational change in the formulation of the maturity ratings. It is proposed as a new construct focusing on integrating both innovation and knowledge literatures. The assessment method will extend the literature and add knowledge to the two areas of research. Further study is needed in order to refine and develop its features.

Index Terms— Innovation capabilities, innovation, knowledge management, capability assessment.

The authors are with the University of Auckland, Mechanical Engineering Department, Auckland, New Zealand (e-mail: lzha997@aucklanduni.ac.nz, m.shahbazpour@auckland.ac.nz, rha.seidel@auckland.ac.nz).

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Cite: Ling Zhang, Mehdi Shahbazpour, and Rainer Seidel, " Development of Maturity Grids to Assess Organizational Innovation Capability in Knowledge Perspective," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 249-255, 2016.

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