Abstract: Indonesian manufacturing companies recognize the importance
of technological innovation to improve their competitiveness in the global competition.
They need a measurement tool to assess and improve their innovativeness which
is suitable for Indonesian context. The study focuses on manufacturing sector
due to its substantial contribution of Indonesian economy and its big challenges.
A measurement model, as a function of the activities in the technological innovation
process and the management of the innovation and its measurement tool to assess
the innovativeness of a company have been developed using cases in 4 companies
in pharmaceutical and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
Consequently, the measurement tool is expected to help Indonesias
manufacturing companies to recognize their state of innovativeness and eventually
improve it. This study describes the pilot testing of the measurement tool,
using questionnaires sent to manufacturing companies in Indonesia which classifies
companys innovativeness into
CLAS-category (creative, lucky, automatic and superb). The measurement tool
has predicted that most of companies in pharmaceutical and ICT industry are
classified in superb-category. It has also predicted the innovativeness categories
of other companies reasonably well.