Suggestion Systems: Transferring Employee Creativity into Practicable Ideas

9 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2003

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Christiaan van Dijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jan Van Den Ende

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Abstract

Nowadays many companies are aware of the importance of employee creativity. Suggestion systems are among the instruments for channeling creativity. However, companies vary strongly in the success with which they use suggestion systems. This article aims to clarify the organisational conditions for the successful use of suggestion systems. The Creativity Transformation Model encompasses the main factors that influence the functioning of suggestion systems. The model is tested within specific divisions of three companies that can be considered best practices in the use of suggestion systems. By applying the model, companies will be able to transfer employee creativity optimally into practicable ideas.

Suggested Citation

van Dijk, Christiaan and Van Den Ende, Jan, Suggestion Systems: Transferring Employee Creativity into Practicable Ideas. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=342816

Christiaan Van Dijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Jan Van Den Ende (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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