The Innovation Journal

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, 2017

Evolution of Organizational Ambidexterity in the Public Sector and Current Challenges of Innovation Capabilities
IntroductionUntil recently, the public sector was perceived as far from innovative. The main role of the state was to provide the necessary legal and institutional stability to stimulate innovation in the private sector. Things have recently changed:...
From NASA to EU: The Evolution of the TRL Scale in Public Sector Innovation
IntroductionThis article explains how the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale became, through various mutations, an official innovation policy tool of the European Union (EU). TRL originated at the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
Governing Public-Private Partnerships
Joshua Newman Governing Public-Private Partnerships Montréal and Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queen's University Press, 20171.The back-page publicist's blurb on Joshua Newman's commendable study of publicprivate partnerships (hereafter known as "P3s") emphasizes...
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Naomi Klein No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. Toronto, Canada: Penguin Random House, 20171.Over the past two decades, Naomi Klein has produced four books plus a collection of newspaper articles and other...
Studying Factors Affecting Creation and Fate of Innovations and Their Organizations I: A New Instrument
IntroductionPrevious research on public sector innovation has dealt with definitions, diffusion, case studies, award nominees and finalists, and some antecedents of innovations, but it has not yet created a full understanding of what is important to...
The New Lawyer: How Settlement Is Transforming the Practice of Law
Julie Macfarlane The New Lawyer: How Settlement Is Transforming the Practice of Law t 2nd edition Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia Press, 2017Reviewed by Howard A. Doughty1.Think of it in terms of raw numbers. There are close to seven...
The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-First Century
Ryan Avent The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-first Century New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2016In this well-argued book, The Economist writer Ryan Avent lays out a bleak vista stretching forward as far as the jaundiced eye...
Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice
Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2014Scientists trade in probabilities, not proofs. The book is never finally closed. Perhaps the next time I toss...
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