Measurement of the quality and maturity of the innovation process: methodology and case of a medium sized Finnish company
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Continuous improvement of the effectiveness of R&D requires an adequate and comprehensive assessment and measurement system. The present method, quality and maturity method (QMM), for assessing the quality and maturity of R&D, examines R&D from six viewpoints: R&D as part of business strategy, R&D as part of product and technology strategy, strategic implementation of R&D, R&D as a business section, R&D outputs, and implementation of R&D projects. Procedures for each of the six viewpoints are
... ix viewpoints are assessed and scored by five maturity levels. The verifying of the preliminary QMM method in four pilot companies has shown that the viewpoints used in the assessment describe factors pertaining to the quality and maturity of R&D quite well, and indicate central development needs. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Berg, P., Pihlajamaa, J., Nummi, J., Leinonen, M. and Leivo, V. (2004) 'Measurement of the quality and maturity of the innovation process: methodology and case of a medium sized Finnish company', Int.