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Inclusive innovation measurement often focuses on human resource indicators related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), or social cohesion indicators of inequalities. From this perspective, inclusive innovation is an organizational human resources strategy with employment targets that address barriers and increase participation of underrepresented groups. However, meaningful inclusive innovation comprises diverse employees and community stakeholders.
Inclusive innovation involves organizations’ ideation and knowledge discovery, product and process development, technology adoption and deployment, governance, and social participation activities with a broad spectrum of communities, users, and stakeholders that the organizations touch, including those who may be displaced by the innovation outcomes. Inclusive innovation measurement, thus, comprises all aspects of the innovation process, barriers and the conscious and unconscious biases and exclusionary activities of organizations and people.
This chapter proposes that inclusive innovation indicators are situational and differ within developed or developing countries. It provides an inclusive innovation conceptual framework and recommends measurement methods.
Our next event for the Early Career Scholar Seminar Series (ECSSS) will be on Friday February 18 at 11:00-12:00 (ET). Louise Earl will be presenting her work on Inclusive innovation and how it can be measured in developed and developing countries.
Presenter: Louise Earl, Senior Fellow, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa
Co-authors: Claudia De Fuentes, Associate Professor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University; Sandra Schillo, Associate Professor, Telfer School of Business, University of Ottawa; Jeff Kinder J. Kinder, Exec. Dir. Science & Innovation, Institute on Governance, Ottawa
NACLICS working group