Innovation Measurement Metrics and Practices: The Manufacturing Sector

The Conference Board of Canada, 72 pages, April 16, 2015
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Part of a series looking at the innovation measurement metrics and practices in Canadian firms, this report focuses on the innovation goals, challenges, and best practices in the manufacturing sectors.

Document Highlights

This Centre for Business Innovation (CBI) report examines innovation measurement metrics and practices in the manufacturing sectors. Its findings are based on a literature search, the 2012 Centre for Business Innovation Survey on Innovation Metrics and Management in Canadian firms, and the information gathered through in-depth telephone interviews with executives from the manufacturing sectors. The report is one of a series providing sector-specific analyses of measurement activities in representative companies of all ages and sizes within priority sectors of the Canadian economy. It studies in detail the innovation measurement practices of manufacturing companies as they pursue their innovation goals and address challenges. It also examines how satisfied the companies are with their measurement efforts. The report profiles best practices undertaken by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as by large companies in the manufacturing sectors.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Introduction

  • About This Report

Chapter 2—Innovation Pursuits in the Manufacturing Sectors

Chapter 3—Innovation Measurement Metrics and Practices in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME)

  • Exemplary Practices Among SME Firms

Chapter 4—Innovation Measurement Metrics and Practices in Large Established Manufacturing Firms

  • Corporate Performance Measures
  • Firm-Level Innovation Metrics
  • Data Collection and Measurement Tools
  • Product-Oriented Innovation Measurements
  • Business Model and Customer Experience Innovation Measurements
  • Technology Platform and Process-Oriented Innovation Measurements
  • Brand and Market Innovation Measurements
  • Social and Environmental Innovation Measurements
  • HR People Capabilities and Organizational Culture Innovation Measurements
  • Exemplary Practices Among Large Manufacturing Firms

Chapter 5—Manufacturing Firms’ Satisfaction With Innovation Measurement

Appendix A—Bibliography

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