Organisational innovation

An organisational innovation is the implementation of a new organisational method in an enterprise's business practices (including knowledge management), workplace organisation or external relations that has not been previously used by the enterprise. It must be the result of strategic decisions made by the management.

Mergers with, or acquisitions of, enterprises are not organisational innovations, even if these are new to the enterprise.

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2018

Source organisation

  • OECD