The Innovation Journal

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016

Enhancing Public Innovation by Transforming Public Governance
Jacob Torfing and Peter Triantafillou, Eds. Enhancing Public Innovation by Transforming Public Governance Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016The Crimean War and, especially the Battle of Balaclava, might not have yielded much of military...
Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business
Rana Foroohar Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business New York, NY: Crown Business, 2016Reviewed by Howard A. DoughtyAmerican capitalism may have been a magnificent example of what Karl Marx praised in the ascendency...
Merchants of Death: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway Merchants of Death: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 2010Reviewed by Howard A. DoughtyIn December, 2002, Canada, under the Liberal...
Public Innovation Policy and Other Determinants of Innovativeness in Poland
IntroductionInnovation is now regarded as a key factor of development of both businesses and economies. According to the neoclassical theory of economic growth, only technical progress is able to sustain long-term growth of economies in terms of per...
School Choice: The End of Public Education?
Mercedes K. Schneider School Choice: The End of Public Education? New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2016Reviewed by Howard A. DoughtyConservative Washington Post columnist George Will (2016) offers this pronouncement: "It's time to stop with the...
The Potential for Collaborative Innovation between Public Services and Volunteers in the Long-Term Care Sector
IntroductionIn western societies, governments are struggling to find solutions to the challenges posed by an ageing population and low fertility rates (Grudinschi et al., 2013; Ramm, 2013; Vetvik and Disch, 2014). The increasing demand for long-term...
What Happens to Innovations and Their Organizations? Piloting an Approach to Research
Introduction2Managers and personnel in all organizations have been strongly encouraged to innovate since the 1980s (e.g. Peters and Waterman, 1982; Drucker, 1985), but what happens to innovations and their organizations that innovate and why? Is innovation...
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