Dedication to Mario Rivera
Dr. Mario A. Rivera, Regent’s Professor of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico, USA passed away suddenly in early December. Until about a year ago and for eight years he was the Senior Associate Editor of The Innovation Journal (TIJ). He had been an associate of Dr. Everett Rogers, the dean of innovation studies, who had also been a member of TIJ Editorial Board. Dr. Rivera published a number of articles in The Innovation Journal, co-edited a symposium issue and co-authored a review of the first twenty years of the Journal. He was a valued colleague and we miss him. This issue of TIJ is dedicated to Dr. Rivera.
1. Studying Factors Affecting Creation and Fate of Innovations and their Organizations – II: Verification of Raters and the Instrument, by Eleanor D. Glor, Editor-in-Chief, The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Ottawa, Canada.
2. Ambiguous Accountability in Municipal Innovation, by Toril Ringholm, Norway Inland University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer, Norway.
3. Human factors in the Implementation and Adoption of Innovations in Healthcare Services, by Kari Bjerke Batt-Rawden, Evastina Björk and Dag Waaler, all of Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund, Norway.
4. Tom Nichols, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters, reviewed by Donald R. Officer, The Intention Coach, Pickering, Canada.
5. Harry Glasbeek, Class Privilege: How Law Shelters Shareholders and Coddles Capitalism, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.
Kitchener, Canada Embraces Internet of Things with New Digital Innovation Lab A collection of articles from The Innovation Journal. Published by Peter Lang.
Papers Created September to December 2017
Published January 4 2018