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PhD summary - Lyndsey Middleton (SDS Networking Event March 2018)

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This poster is to be presented at the Skills Development Scotland networking event in Glasgow on March 26th 2018.

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PhD summary - Lyndsey Middleton (SDS Networking Event March 2018)

  1. 1. THE LITERATURE REVIEW FINDINGS Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland Lyndsey Middleton (née Jenkins) 3rd year PhD student, Edinburgh Napier University THE AIM THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS FINDINGS SO FAR (RQ5 FROM SECONDARY DATA ANALYSIS) Find me elsewhere: Email: L.Middleton@napier.ac.uk Twitter: @Middleton_Ly Blog: lyndseyjenkins.org University page: http://www.napier.ac.uk/people/lyndsey-middleton METHODS Create a framework to explain the development of innovative work behaviour through workplace learning, and factors that influence this relationship • Workplace learning occurs formally and informally • Innovative work behaviour can be learned • This can be influenced by organisational contexts (culture and strategy) as well as individual factors (cognitive, behavioural, environmental) • This relationship is not yet explored from information science perspective – success factors, determinants, measure success 1. How do contextual factors support innovative work behaviour for application at the individual and collective levels in the workplace? 2. What are the determinants of successful workplace learning in relation to learning to innovate? 3. How can successful workplace learning be identified in relation to learning to innovate? 4. How do information behaviours (including information literacy) support successful workplace learning as related to the development of innovative work behaviours? 5. Which factors support the development of innovation, or influence the proportion of innovative enterprises, at national level in European countries? NEXT STEPS • Analyse case study data • Disseminate results • Two conference PAPERS Stage 1: Explore factors that influence national innovation across Europe using: • Community Innovation Survey • Eurostat training, employment and education data • Quantitative data analysis using statistical tests Stage3: • Workshop • Practitioner perspectives • Explore potential constraints • Practicalities of results Stage 2: Case studies of three organisations to investigate contextual differences in learning to innovate • Investigate contextual influences on innovative work behaviour • Case studies: (1) Scottish University; (2) Finnish University; (3) English NHS Trust • Research & development expenditure • Vocational education and training provision • Cooperation on innovation activities • International collaboration • Operation in international markets There are differences between high, medium and low levels of innovative countries in terms of: • Gross domestic product • Input into organisations • Markets • Cooperation • Long term view These factors predict amount of innovative enterprises within countries: Write up and submit thesis! Case study data will identify contextual differences in factors that influence the learning of innovative work behaviour from employees

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