The COMPASS self-check tool. Enhancing organizational learning for responsible innovation through self-assessment

Adele Tharani, Katharina Jarmai, Norma Schönherr, Patricia Urban

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In the face of increasingly complex and dynamic environments, companies are continuously challenged to learn and adapt, particularly in the area of responsible innovation. This chapter introduces a diagnostic self-assessment tool to support companies in facing these challenges by drawing on insights from organizational learning and responsible innovation. In the context of innovation, self-assessment can enhance organizational learning with a view to foster an organizational culture and innovation capabilities that in turn have a positive effect on innovation performance measures. The COMPASS self-check tool therefore aims to enable learning by translating the concept of responsible innovation into concrete corporate practices and policies, ascribing them to specific business functions. The systematic deconstruction of responsible innovation into observable practices allows the COMPASS self-check tool to go beyond existing learning tools and supports companies in aligning responsible innovation with business realities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssessment of Responsible Innovation. Methods and Practices
Editors Yaghmaei, Emad; van de Poel, Ibo
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages198 - 217
ISBN (Print)9780429298998
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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