Barriers to Employee-Driven Innovation

This paper investigates barriers to innovations in the bakery sector through a case study of a growth-oriented regional bakery

Satu Aaltonen

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • The fierce competition in the food industry is forcing these companies to increase their operational efficiency in order to compete with the large companies in the market
  • This paper investigates barriers to innovations in the bakery sector through a case study of a growth-oriented regional bakery
  • The study contributes to new contextualized knowledge of employee-driven innovation activity in small food production companies. It provides a nuanced understanding of how the manufacturing context of a bakery leads to specific constraints on innovative employee behaviour, and of how the context and the human, organizational and physical resources interact with employee-driven innovation activity

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