Key Mechanisms for Employee-Driven Innovation in Governmental Client Organisations

Henrik Sørensen, Lene Faber, Søren Wandahl, Randi Muff Christensen

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In order to ensure that knowledge and ideas are transformed into innovative contributions, a systematic approach is important. The aim of this research was to identify the specific mechanisms that are key to implementing an innovation process model when conducting Employee-driven Innovation in a governmental client organisation. The methodological approach was an exploratory case study of a governmental client organisation within the Danish construction industry. The units of analysis were groups of employees and managers within the case organisation. The primary mechanisms identified were the mechanisms of organisational trust, innovation safety, organisational practices, cultural settings and the recognition and rewards structure to motivate employees. The decision-making procedures should be transparent especially to the idea-owner and the employees involved, and the implementation and putting into practice should be fast progressed phases in the innovation process.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Issue number4/5
Pages (from-to)427-450
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Employee driven innovation
  • Innovation mechanisms
  • Innovation process
  • Employee motivation
  • Idea generation
  • Governmental organisations
  • Case study
  • Construction industry
  • Organisational practices
  • Cultural settings


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