The Innovation Journal

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, 2014

An Integrated Planning, Learning and Innovation System in the Decentralized Public Sector; a Norwegian Perspective
ABSTRACTInnovation is doing things in new ways. Innovation involves changes in thinking, products, processes and organization. Many innovations in the public sector occur randomly as a reaction to crises or scandals, or when new leaders desire to show...
Beyond Crowd Psychology: The Power of Agoral Gatherings
Adam Biela (Ed.) Beyond Crowd Psychology: The Power of Agoral Gatherings Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang, 2013Whenever more than three "loose and disorderly people" were spotted coming together in a group, the authorities suspected that a plot...
Collaborative Policy Innovation: Problems and Potential
ABSTRACTGovernments all over the Western world currently face wicked problems that call for policy innovation. A new strand of research in public innovation points to collaboration between public authorities and relevant and affected stakeholders as...
Innovative Policymaking Resulting from Political Pressure from Three Non-Governmental Organizations: An Israeli Case Study
ABSTRACTThis article presents innovative policymaking by the Israeli government regarding illegal immigration as an outcome of the activity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Initially, government policy on this issue has been very conservative,...
Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict
Andrew A. G. Ross Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict Chicago, IL: University of Chicago PressFor example, when this book came to my attention, I thought of the infamous date, "9/11."Fear, hatred and international conflict...
Political Communication in the Era of New Technologies
Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska & Jan Garlicki (eds.) Political Communication in the Era of New Technologies Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang, 2013I worked as a volunteer in a political election campaign for the first time in 1965. I had already...
Rob Ford and the End of Honour
ABSTRACTToronto Mayor Rob Ford has achieved a level of notoriety unique amongst Canadian politicians for his admissions of drug and alcohol use, and subsequent attempts to deflect media attention and public scrutiny. Due to these indiscretions and admissions,...
Studying the Impact of Innovation on Organizations, Organizational Populations and Organizational Communities: A Framework for Research
ABSTRACTThis paper examines whether and how the impact of innovation on organizations can be determined. Following a discussion of four possible conceptual paradigms, it develops a framework for studying the impact of innovations on their organizations....
The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence
Don Tapscott The Digital Economy Anniversary Edition: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 2014Reviewed by Howard A. DoughtyThere are plenty of books that are sufficiently popular that they are...
"The Killing Fields" of Innovation How to Kill Ideas
ABSTRACTThis paper points to seemingly contradicted processes of framing innovation, idea generation and killing ideas. It reports from a yearlong innovation project, where health care professionals explored problems and tested ideas for solutions, regarding...
The Open Organization: A New Era of Leadership and Organizational Development
Philip A. Foster The Open Organization: A New Era of Leadership and Organizational Development Burlington, VT: Gower Publishing CompanyPhilip A. Foster's résumé could hardly be more clearly stereotyped. His master's degree in Organizational Leadership...
This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate
Naomi Klein This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014Aside from eternal ethical and existential issues, our species is currently bedeviled by two main problems. One is of sufficient significance to constitute...
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