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The interaction between people, information and innovation: information literacy to underpin innovative work behaviour in a Finnish organisation

  Workplace learning and employee-led innovation are related. For example, mistakes made when learning may spur innovation. Investigated in this paper is the role of information literacy in the learning of innovative work behaviour in the workplace, and the associated information behaviours that allow for innovative work behaviour to develop. Thus interactions between people, information and innovation are a main focus. The findings derive from analysis of data generated in twelve semi-structured interviews conducted within a Finnish organisation. Employee perceptions on the role of information in the workplace, and its role in supporting the learning of innovative work behaviour, are explored. The analysis reveals that: (1) information literacy skills serve as a prerequisite for workplace learning; (2) information behaviours support the learning of innovative work be-haviour and; (3) a variety of information sources support employees as they learn to behave innovatively.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper

  • Date:

    01 February 2019

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc

  • DOI:

    10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501040

  • ISSN:

    0044-7870

  • Library of Congress:

    L Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    020 Library & information sciences

  • Funders:

    Economic and Social Research Council; Skills Development Scotland

Citation

Middleton, L., Hall, H., Muir, L., & Raeside, R. (2019). The interaction between people, information and innovation: information literacy to underpin innovative work behaviour in a Finnish organisation. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 367-376. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501040

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Keywords

Workplace learning, innovative work behaviour, information literacy, information behaviour

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