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Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference 15th June 2016

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Poster presentation presented at Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference. June 15th 2016.

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Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference 15th June 2016

  1. 1. Stage 1:  Explore trends in training and skills by examining extensive national and international data sets: 1. UK Labour force survey 2. Workplace employee relations survey 3. The employment surveys dataset 4. Eurostat datasets: European labour force survey, European working conditions survey, International labour organisation database Stage 2:  Investigate organisation contextual influences on innovation skills  Quantitative survey  statistical models  Case studies of organisations  interviews Stage3:  Investigate practitioner perspectives on success factors  Explore potential constraints through analysis of interview, workshop, and focus group data LITERATURE AND CONTEXT  Workplace learning occurs formally and informally  Formal learning includes demonstrating skills through organised activities  Informal workplace learning incorporates interaction such as mentoring and networking  Individual innovation capability can be learned  Learning can be influenced by organisational contexts (culture and strategy) as well as knowledge sharing  Individual factors also influence the learning of innovation skills (cognitive, behavioural, motivations) AIM To investigate innovation and good practice in skills development in the workplace, drawing comparisons between the UK and other European countries RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. Which skills are important to the development of a capacity to innovate? 2. How can successful workplace learning be identified within organisations? 3. What are the determinants of successful workplace learning? FRAMEWORK AS OUTPUT To explain how employee-led workplace learning can be encouraged to deliver innovation that leads to employment growth, competitive advantage, and increased productivity within organisational contexts Find me elsewhere: Email: L.Jenkins@napier.ac.uk Twitter: @LJenk2015 Blog: lyndseyjenkins.org Web: http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/c/people/peopleid/13383696 Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland METHODS Lyndsey Jenkins, Edinburgh Napier University SUPPORTED BY • Professors H. Hall & R. Raeside (supervisors) • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) • Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Social Cognitive Theory Pálsdóttir, A. (2013). Social cognitive theory. In Wilson, T. D. (Ed.). Theory in information behaviour research. Sheffield, UK: Eiconics Ltd. [E-book] ISBN 978-0-9574957-0-8. NEXT STEPS  Stage 1 secondary data analysis  Application of findings form Stage 1 to conceptual model Intra-personal factors EnvironmentBehaviour

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