A Guide to Developing a Culture of Innovation at Airports

The objective of this research is to provide a guide toward fostering and sustaining a culture of innovation within the airport environment.  As part of this objective, there must be a plan for disseminating and facilitating the use of this guide.  The guide should be applicable to all airports and provide, at a minimum: (1) internal and external stakeholders with a practical understanding of what a culture of innovation is and demonstrate why it is important in an airport; (2) an effective means of collaboration among stakeholders and other opportunities for information sharing; (3) implementable strategies for identifying and surmounting barriers, for staff at all levels, for developing a culture of innovation as well as channeling and sustaining its efforts; (4) specific examples for staff and leaders of measures and tools they can use to assess and report the outcomes desired and benefits realized through innovation both within the organization and outside it; and (5) case studies from both aviation and non-aviation organizations with real-world examples of drivers/triggers for innovation, the process that took place to facilitate that innovation, the impact, and sustained outcome to their environment.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-47

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matt

  • Performing Organizations:

    Barich, Incorporated

    Chandler, AZ  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Phy, Justin

  • Start Date: 20200911
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211210
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713680
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-47
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2019 10:10PM