The Innovation Journal : 2000 Annual Report

December 31, 2000

Dear Editorial Board Members,

Thank you for your contributions to The Innovation Journal during the year 2000. Readership continues to grow–it grew by 100 per cent during 1998, 100 per cent during 1999, and another 50 per cent during 2000. Total readership was 7385 Innovation Journal and 672 La Revue de l’innovation during 2000.

Material Published

During 2000, The Innovation Journal published two peer reviewed articles, five articles, a book, two works in progress, four case studies, six book reviews, the Innovation Salon schedule, and a variety of material on innovation-related news, awards, events, training, and publications.

Publicity

Information on The Innovation Journal was provided at the following meetings during 1999:

  • Creative Cities Conference, Huddersfield, England, May 25-27, 2000
  • International Institute of Administrative Sciences Specialized Conference in Bologna, July, by Tom and Cynthia Lynch.
  • Canadian Evaluation Society 2000 meeting, Montreal, June, Canada by Daniel Caron
  • Canadian Association of Professors of Public Administration meeting, August, Ottawa
  • International Institute for Public Ethics (IIPE) conference, Ottawa, Canada, September 24-28, 2000.

Other Networks That Made the Innovation Journal Known:

Innovation Journal Articles Referenced:

Mark Russell. Inquiry November 19/00

Reviews requested of Is Innovation a Question of Will or Consequence?, the Innovation Journal’s first book, for:

  • Public Administration Review
  • Innovation Journal
  • IRAS, the journal of the IIAS.

A Danish professor’s website.

Permission to copy three articles sought:

  • What Do We Know About Enhancing Creativity and Innovation? A Review of Literature. Eleanor D. Glor.
  • From Hubris to Reality: Evaluating Innovative Programs in Public Institutions. Gerald Halpern
  • Creating a Responsive Service Delivery Agency: Centrelink, Australia. Sue Vardon, Chief Executive Officer, Centrelink, Australia

Development of the Editorial Board

Since January 1, 1999 the following have agreed to join the Board:

  • Peter B. Boorsma, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Colonel Joseph R. Cerami, Chairman, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College
  • Gail Christopher, Executive Director, Innovations in American Government Awards Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Dr. Michael Duggett, Civil Service College, United Kingdom
  • William Eimicke, Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
  • Dr. M. Shamsul Haque, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore
  • Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Public Administration Institute, E. J. Ourso School of Business Administration, Louisiana State University
  • Alex Pattakos, consultant, academic and thespian
  • Everett M. Rogers, dean of innovation studies; Chair, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico, USA

A Sampling of Year 2000 Cudos:

Hi Eleanor,

I have much experience as an academic in the area of industry policy and innovation systems. I have little knowledge of public-sector innovation, so you can imagine my joy when I discovered your web-site. I have spent the entire afternoon plumbing its depths and I'm sure I will use the material extensively in a project on 'Innovation in Government' I am currently working on. I expect to publish the report results in a refereed journal - probably a business journal rather than a public policy journal - not sure yet. My report will be essentially a literature review, possibly to be followed by an empirical study of innovation in the public service in Queensland, Australia.

Anyway, just to say thanks for the fabulous website and I will certainly be citing the 'Innovation Journal' and you. By the way, do you know if your book (Captus Press, 1997) is available in any Australian libraries? I haven't found it yet!

Cheers and keep up the great work, much appreciated,

Dr Karen Manley, Research Fellow
QUT/CSIRO Construction Research Allianc
Queensland University of Technology
September 12, 2000

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John Weidlich of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in Regina, Canada searched the Internet, found the book we published during 2000, and contacted us about potash in Saskatchewan.
November 20, 2000

Contributions to Acknowledge

Many thanks to members of the Editorial Board and others who reviewed material, wrote articles, or actively advised and encouraged the IJ. In particular, many thanks to Editorial Board members Sandford Borins, Otto Brodtrick, Daniel Caron, Joseph Cerami, Howard Doughty, Carole Jurkiewicz, Ken Kernaghan, Tom Lynch, Elke Loeffler, Alex Pattakos, Ken Rasmussen, Jack Smith and Paula Tiihonen.

Remaining Challenges

The Innovation Journal remains challenged to produce an active French-language La Revue and to raise more funds. If anyone knows of a likely candidate for the French editor, and has ideas for fund-raising or sponsors, please let me know.

Recommended Objectives for 2001:

  • sponsor an event on innovation
  • secure more articles for IJ and La Revue.
  • recruit another 2-3 editors for IJ and La Revue: peer-reviewed, case studies, articles, awards, work in progress, and news.
  • raise $60K for the IJ
  • Editorial Board members each review at least one piece and contribute at least one piece to The Innovation Journal.

Eleanor Glor, Editor-in-Chief

Members of The Editorial Boardof The Innovation Journal, December 31, 2000

  • Alan Altshuler, professor, Harvard University and former Director of Ford Foundation-Kennedy School Program, Innovations in American Government
  • Luc Bernier, Professeur, Ecole nationale d’administration publique, Université du Québec
  • Peter B. Boorsma, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Sandford Borins, Chair, Division of Management and Economics, University of Toronto
  • Otto Brodtrick, President of Centre for Public Management and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of
  • Management, McGill University
  • Daniel Caron, Director-General, Human Resources Development Canada
  • Colonel Joseph R. Cerami, Chairman, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College
  • Gail Christopher, Executive Director, Innovations in American Government Awards Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Jeanne-Marie Col, Interregional Adviser in public administration in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Dr. Michael Duggett, Civil Service College, United Kingdom
  • Howard A. Doughty, Book Reviews Editor, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada
  • William Eimicke, Director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
  • Dr. Shun'ichi Furukawa, Associate Professor of public administration at the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Eleanor Glor, Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Innovation Journal
  • Pat Griffith, former Government of Canada executive
  • Arie Halachmi, Professor, Tennessee State University,USA
  • Dr. M. Shamsul Haque, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore
  • Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Public Administration Institute, E. J. Ourso School of Business Administration, Louisiana State University
  • Ken Kernaghan, Editor, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Brock University, Canada
  • Thomas D. Lynch, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Administration at Louisiana State University
  • Elke Löffler, PUMA, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), France
  • Wendy Macdonald, former deputy minister, Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Salvador Parrado, Dpto. Ciencia Politica y de la Administracion, Spain
  • Alex Pattakos, consultant, academic and thespian
  • Ken Rasmussen, Associate Professor, University of Regina, Canada
  • Everett M. Rogers, dean of innovation studies; Chair, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Jack Smith, Policy, National Research Council of Canada
  • Paula Tiihonen, Committee for the Future, Parliament of Finland, Finland
  • Françoise Waintraup, Government of France

Updated February 25, 2001

Last updated: November 2009