The Innovation Journal

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, 2015

Building Theory of Organizational Innovation, Change, Fitness and Survival
Abbreviations:PS=Private sector, NPS=Non-profit sector, PSE=Public sector, PSO=public sector organization(s), G°C=Government of Canada, Sask.=Saskatchewan, NB=New Brunswick (Canadian provinces), PCS=Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, PHAC=Public Health...
Creating Value in Networks: A Value Network Mapping Method for Assessing the Current and Potential Value Networks in Cross-Sector Collaboration
ABSTRACTHow to manage value creation and how to maximize the potential of collaborations are challenging issues in the management of cross-sector collaborations. One strategic tool for addressing these areas of concern is value network mapping; this...
Femocratic Administration: Gender, Governance, and Democracy in Ontario
Tammy Findlay Femocratic Administration: Gender, Governance, and Democracy in Ontario Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2015Reviewed by Howard A. DoughtyBefore anyone leaps to the wrong conclusion, Tammy Findlay's new book about women in...
From Bad to Worse: Twenty More Years of Assault on the Public Sector
ABSTRACTFor almost forty years, the ideology of neoliberalism consisting largely of a faith in the rationality of market-driven economies, the prudence of minimalist government and the wisdom of slashing social programs in the interest of maximizing...
Inequality: What Can Be Done?
Anthony H. Atkinson Inequality: What Can Be Done? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015Reviewed by Howard A. DoughtyApart, perhaps, from some provocative screeds from unrepentant social Darwinists, a few guileless remarks in the diaries and personal...
Promoting Innovation in SMEs in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Costa Rica's PROPYME Program
ABSTRACTThe Program of Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (PROPYME) in Costa Rica was initiated in 2002 by the Ministry of Science and Technology and is ongoing as of 2015. It provides nonrefundable grants for small and medium sized enterprises...
Proposal for Research on the Fate of Innovative Public Sector Organizations, Populations and Communities: A Research Synthesis and Prospectus 1
ABSTRACTThe impact of innovation on organizational survival is not known, despite organizational survival being the basic measure of organizational success (Wischnevsky and Damanpour (2008: 62). Working from Glor's (2014a, b) framework for identifying...
Reflections on Participatory Budgeting in New York City
ABSTRACTIn the past two decades, participatory budgeting has arisen throughout the world, most recently taking root in municipalities across the United States. This innovation in democratic governance has garnered considerable public support as it has...
Rwanda and the Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention
Joshua James Kassner Rwanda and the Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2013Reviewed by Howard A. DoughtyIt has been about twenty years since the height (or depth) of the Rwandan genocide. In retrospect,...
Serving Seniors: Innovation and Public Sector Service Delivery
ABSTRACTPublic administration scholars have contributed little to the explosion of research on aging in Canada by examining the implications of population aging for public organizations in general and government service delivery in particular. Studies...
The Institutionalisation of Graffiti in Higher Education Institutions: Saudi Innovation
ABSTRACTThis article is informed by the Fun Theory, a theory that calls for the institutionalisation of fun in social settings. It highlights how the academic and non-academic literature shows some individuals to find the practice of graffiti to be fun....
What Have We Learned? Twenty Years of the Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal
This is the 20th anniversary of publication for The Innovation Journal/La Revue de l'innovation, an anniversary that presents an opportunity to consider what have we learned, what the journal has and has not accomplished, and what remains to be addressed.Public...
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