The Innovation Journal: Annual Report 2008

The Public Sector Innovation Journal

Prepared by Eleanor D. Glor, Editor-in-Chief


Editorial Board

Newly appointed Editorial Board Members during 2008 are: Cynthia Lynch, Dale Poel.

Indexers and Aggregators

TIJ is indexed by:
Google Scholar: 51 articles quoted as of July 14, 2008, the most quoted being quoted nine times.
TIJ is aggregated by:
1. The H.W. Wilson Company Full Text Database
2. Ebsco
3. Cabell's Directory
4. CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
5. Proquest
6. Scopus

Readership

When all pages of TIJ and LRI are considered, TIJ and LRI received 640,047 visits (individuals accessing the site), 1,479,264 page views, and 2,025,455 hits. Most sessions were for a short period of time, but some stayed longer, presumably to read material:
3-10 minutes – 18,014
10-30 minutes – 19,552
30+ minutes – 7706

Total Reading Sessions of more than 3 minutes – 45,272

The top country email addresses from which pages were accessed were ca (Canada) 13,687, edu (Educational, USA) 9,962, uk (United Kingdom) 5,494, au (Australia) 4,019, sg (Singapore) 2,577, nl (Netherlands) 2,373, and fr (France).
The number of people accessing The Innovation Journal (TIJ) home page according to the counter on its home page for June 17, 2006 to June 16, 2008 was 21,479. The number accessing the home page of La Revue de l’innovation (LRI) during that period was 2362, for a total for the two home page sites of 23,841. TIJ home page had an average of 5 repeat visitors per day to the home page or 1825 per year. LRI home page had an average of 1 repeat visitor per day to the home page or 365 per year.
A highly international readership is a major strength of both TIJ and LRI. From June 2006 to June 2008, TIJ home page was accessed by readers from 146 countries while LRI was accessed from 75 countries over the past two years. The top ten countries from which TIJ home page was accessed were USA 22%, Canada 19%, Australia 7%, Great Britain 4%, China 3%, Malaysia 3%, India 3%, Netherlands 2%, Germany 2%, France 2%. The top ten countries from which LRI was accessed were Canada 37%, France 29%, USA 10%, Ireland 3%, Morocco 3%, Algeria 2%, Tunisia 2%, Belgium 2%, Great Britain 1%, Portugal 1%.
Since beginning publication in 1995, TIJ has established itself as the flagship journal in the area of public sector innovation. It comes up first in all Internet search engines checked for Innovation Journal. While some other journals are concerned with innovation, they focus either on the private sector or on the use of technology. TIJ has published major figures in innovation studies, such as Everett Rogers, and important academics in their fields, such as Peter Beresford, H. Ian Macdonald and Marc Holzer. TIJ may have been the first journal to publish exclusively on the web, and may therefore have played a role in setting the standard for Internet journals.



2008 Tables of Contents

The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal

Volume 13 Issue 1, 2008

A Special Issue on Client Empowerment

Edited by Monica Dowling

1. Introduction to the Special Issue: on Client Empowerment by Monica Dowling, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Scholarly-Style Articles:

2. Democratising Social Work – A Key Element of Innovation: From ‘client’ as object, to service user as producer, by Peter Beresford, Centre of Citizen Participation, Brunel University, UK and Suzy Croft, St John’s Hospice, London, UK

3. Client Empowerment and Quality Assurance: by Monica Dowling, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

4. Meaning-Making and Client Empowerment: The Basic Needs Incentive Model by Una Medina and Mario Rivera, University of New Mexico, Sharon Rogers, Public Service Company of New Mexico, and Christina Shapiro, Webster University, all of Albuquerque, USA

5. Innovation still needed? Service User Participation in Social Care Services and Practice-led Management by Janet Seden, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

6. Biography as empowerment or appropriation: research and practice issues by Joanna Bornat, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK and Jan Walmsley, Honorary Research Fellow, Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol, UK

7. Commentary: Client Involvement in Public Administration Research and Evaluation by Richard H. Beinecke, Department of Public Management, Suffolk University, Boston, USA and Jonathan Delman, Executive Director of Consumer Quality Initiatives Inc. (CQI Inc.), USA

8. Knowledge-based Services with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Support – A tool for Women Empowerment by Rekha Prasad, Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Case Study

9. “Growing To Work Enterprise”: Enhanced Client Empowerment Accomplished via Innovations in a Local Welfare-To-Work Program by Marvin Pichla, Thumb Area Michigan Works! Agency, Marlette, Michigan, USA

Book Reviews

10. Service User and Carer Involvement: by Mo McPhail, Reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Applied Arts & Health Science, Seneca College, CANADA

11. Health and Social Care: Establishing a Joint Future? by Alison Petch, Reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Applied Arts & Health Science, Seneca College, CANADA

12. Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A monograph to accompany Good to Great (why business thinking is not the answer) by J. Collins, Reviewed by Raymond A. Lemay, Services to Children and Adults, Plantagenet, CANADA


Volume 13 Issue 2, 2008

Special Issue on Education - 2

Edited by Howard A. Doughty, Ken Stevens and David Dibbon

1. Introduction: by Ken Stevens, Howard Doughty and David Dibbon

Scholarly-Style Articles:

2. The Four Pillars of Innovation: An Elementary School Perspective, by Katina E. Pollock, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto, Canada

3. A Five-Year Study of Field-Based Pedagogical Partnerships to Prepare New Elementary Teachers, by Sally Beisser, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

4. Perspectives and Portraits in Innovation: The Educational Context, by Marvin Bartell and Riva Bartell, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

5. Changing Household Behaviours: Learning for Urban Sustainability, by Rhys E. Taylor, Environmental Education & Community Research Contractor, Christchurch, New Zealand, and Will Allen, Landcare Research Ltd., Lincoln, New Zealand

6. Making the Leap? Transformative Processes, Academic Freedom and Engendering a Research Culture in Ontario Colleges and Small Teaching-Centered Universities, by Thomas Fleming, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Canada

7. Looking at Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Through the Lens of Innovations Diffusion, by Brenda Coble Lindsey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Review Essays:

8. The Spectre of Liberalism, by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences, Seneca College, King City, Canada

9. Corporatizing Curriculum: Antonio Gramsci, Harry Braverman, David Noble and the Digital Divide, by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences, Seneca College, King City, Canada

Book Reviews:

10. School Reform in a Global Society by William E. Segall, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

11. Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire by Peter McLaren, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

12. Indigenous Education and Empowerment by Ismael Abu-Saad & Duane Champaign, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

13. Becoming Culturally Oriented: Practical Advice for Psychologists and Educatiors by Nadya A. Fouad and Patricia Arrendondo, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada

14. 'Professing' Humanistic Sociology by Glenn A. Goodwin and Martin D. Schartz, ed., reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada

15. Social Learning: Towards a Sustainable World by Arjen E. J. Wals, ed., reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada

New Calls for Papers:

16. (f) La gestion de la qualité des services publics, rédacté par Nassera Touati et Gerard Divay, Ecole nationale d’administration publique, Québec, Canada

16. (e) Special Issue on Total Quality Management, edited by Nassera Touati and Gerard Divay, Ecole nationale d’administration publique, Québec, Canada

17. Special Issue on Contemporary Developments in the Ethics of Public Sector Innovation, edited by Mario Rivera, University of New Mexico, USA


Volume 13 Issue 3, 2008

Special Issue on Complexity

Edited by Jeffrey Goldstein

1. “Editorial Introduction: Complexity Science Applied to Innovation - Theory meets Praxis” Jeffrey Goldstein

Scholarly-Style Papers:

2. “The Last Mile of the Market: How Network Technologies, Architectures of Participation and Peer Production Transform the Design of Work and Labour” John Verdon

3. “Perspectives on Organizational Change: Systems and Complexity Theories” Francis Amagoh

4. “Overcoming Failure of Imagination in Crisis Management: The Complex Adaptive System” Michael Bolton & Greg Stolcis

5. “Toward a Micro-Enactment Theory of Leadership and the Emergence of Innovation” Joyce Silberstang & Jim Hazy

6. “Toward Development of a Substantive Theory of Public Sector Organizational Innovation” Eleanor Glor

7. “Between Implementation and Outcomes, Growth Matters: Grounding an Agent-Based Modeling Approach for Understanding Collaboration Process Management” Erik Johnston, Ning Nan, Wei Zhong, & Darrin Hicks

8. “The Role of Complexity Dynamics in the Innovation Process within the new Primary-Care Governance Model in Portugal” Luís Velez Lapão

9. “Modern Information Literacy Innovates Library by Systems Thinking” Zdenka Petermanec and Matja Mulej

10. “A Complexity Response to Funding Public Education” Alexander Dawoody

11. “Diagnosis of Sparse Adoption Data using an Expert System-Guided Innovation Diffusion Simulation Model” Alan J. Thomson

12. “Bios Theory of Innovation” Héctor Sabelli

13. “ Innovation Complexity in the Dynamic Development of an Enterprise: Case Study of the Innovation Marvel of the Shandong Mine Area” Hua-ling Song, Jin-ke Li , Guo-feng Wen, & Hong-yan Li

Book Review:

14. The Black Swan. The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, reviewed by James Iain Gow


www.innovation.cc Dashboard


July 1st, 2008 to June 30, 2009
(Source: www.innovation.cc, Urchin v5.7.03)


Essential Information

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996,616 page views (HTML)
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