Discussion Papers

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Some articles are published in French & English abstracts that are included with some papers.

Defining, Distinguishing and Studying Public Sector Innovation and Change, by Eleanor D. Glor, Fellow, McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto, Canada. (2021/12/24)

Constructing a Joint University‒Municipality Platform for Networked Co-creation of Innovative Urban Solutions: A Norwegian Experience, by Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark; Hans Torvatn and Lisbeth Øyum, both of SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway. (2021/12/24)

John Rawls and The Evolution of Liberalism, by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Arts, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (2019/12/20)

Trade Openness and Innovation, by Ignacio Munyo and Victoria Dotta, both of Universidad de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay. (2019/07/29)

Key Organizational Climate Elements Influencing Employees’ Creativity in Government, by Mohamed Sherief, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada (2019/03/21)

The Politics of Letters of Reference and Recommendation, by Howard A. Doughty, Faculty of Communication, Art and Design, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2018/12/18)

About Work, by Howard A. Doughty, Liberal Arts, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada (06/16/2018)

From NASA to EU: the evolution of the TRL scale in Public Sector Innovation, by Mihály Héder, Research Fellow, Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary (09/04/2017)

A next step in collaborative policy innovation research: Analysing Interactions using Exponential Random Graph Modelling, by Vidar Stevens and Prof. dr. Koen Verhoest (09/30/2016)

Rob Ford and the End of Honour, by Ken Ogata, Naomi Couto and Ian Greene, York University, Toronto (3/12/2014)

Between Threat and Opportunity: The Impact of Drug Trafficking on Governance in the Frontier Region of Mexico and the United States, by Donald E. Klingner, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado and Roberto MORENO Espinosa, Centro Universitario UAEM Amecameca, México (11/11/2014)

A Market-segment Template for Public-sector Organizations: Introducing a Client Stance Model, by Kenneth L. Nichols, Professor Emeritus of Public Administration, University of Maine, USA (11/11/2014)

Transforming regions into innovation ecosystems: A model for renewing local industrial structures, by Kaisa Oksanen and Antti Hautamäki, Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (11/11/2014)

Building Resilience in Public Organizations: The Role of Waste And Bricolage, by Steven Van de Walle, Erasmus University Rotterdam (11/11/2014)

Observations on Indian Scientific Innovation Output, by Rahul Thakurta, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar, India and Kaushik Banerjee, Zydus Research Centre, Cadila Healthcare Ltd, Ahmedabad, India (11/11/2014)

Democracy as an Essentially Contested Concept, by Howard A. Doughty (7/5/2014)

Human Beings with Rights: Unions and Democracy in the 21st Century, by Randy Robertson (7/5/2014)

Proportional Representation: Redeeming the Democratic Deficit, by Liz Couture (7/5/2014)

Rousseau and Representative Democracy Reconsidered: Rehabilitating the General Will, by Howard A. Doughty (7/5/2014)

Twinning as an Innovative Practice in Public Administration: An example from the Netherlands, by Dr. Philip Marcel Karré and Prof. dr. Mark van Twist (24/12/2012)

Computer Utilization, Social Capital and Basic Social Service Accessibility in Central America, by Jolynne Bachelor, Kristin Whitehill Bolton, Paul-Jesús Fericelli, Laura Frank Terry, Pamela Hancock, Silviya Nikolva, Vijayan Pillai, and Erica Ruiz (24/12/2012)

De l’objet aux valeurs communes, quel principe pour la coordination des acteurs dans les PPP agissant dans le domaine de l’aide à la santé ? par Mamadou I Barry (24/12/2012)

Public Participation: Finding Knowledge and Clarity in Chaos, by Patricia Crawford (25/08/2011)

Comment on Public Participation: Finding Knowledge and Clarity in Chaos, by Donald R. Officer (25/08/2011)

Des partenariats université-entreprise, Michel Boisclair (17/12/2009)

Recent Issues on Skills and Competencies Development in the Canadian Transportation Sector, by Dimitri Sanga, African Centre for Statistics, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ethiopia (15/10/2006)

A Framework for Understanding Technology and Technological Change, by Paul Crabtree, USA (31/05/2006)

The Unexplored Relationship between Intuition & Innovation, by Donald R. Officer, Ottawa, Canada (23/12/2005)

Innovation in a Re-emerging Economy: Lessons from the Hungarian Experience, by Katalin Eibel-Spanyi, Connecticut State University, USA (10/6/2005)

What do lawyers think about judicial evaluation, Responses to the Nova Scotia Judicial Development Project by Dale H. Poel, Halifax, Canada (10/6/2005)

Delivering Results through Quality, The Ontario Public Service Reaps the Benefits of its Quality Service Strategy by Lois Bain, A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Excellence and Innovation, Office of the Premier and Cabinet Office, Mazlin Darsi, Manager, E-Business Inspections, Ministry of Labour, both of Government of Ontario, and Jackie Stothers, formerly with the Ontario Public Service Restructuring Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of Ontario, Canada (10/6/2005)

Business Planning and the New Public Management, An Ontario Perspective, by Tom Wesson and David Barrows, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada. (10/6/2005)

About Empowerment, by Eleanor Glor, Editor-in-Chief, The Innovation Journal (24/04/2005)

Transforming DoD Organizations Through the Identification and Utilization of Creative Capacity, by Jason A. Whittle and Timothy S. Reed (23/10/2004)

Evaluating Public Sector Innovation in Networks, Extending the Reach of the National Cancer Institute’s Web-based Health Communication Intervention Research Initiative, by Mario A. Rivera and Everett M. Rogers (03/10/2004)

The Internet as a Metaphor for the Role of the Modern Government Laboratory, by Ron Freedman (28/03/2004)

Commercial Innovation: A Policy Stocktaking, by Val Traversy (24/03/2004)

The Experience of Transforming the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Denmark into a Development Oriented Organization, by Birgit Kjølby (24/03/2004)

Scientific Collaboration Between Government and Industry, A viewpoint position paper on sharing intellectual property rights within the framework of collaborative research agreements between the federal government and the private sector, by Steve Bittner (24/03/2004) – Read a comment on this paper.

The Followership Continuum, A Model for Increasing Organizational Productivity, by Patsy Baker Blackshear (07/03/2004)

Why Innovation Doesn’t Work, by Ned Hamson (07/02/2004)

The Implications of the Male and Female Design Aesthetic for Public Services, by Gloria Moss (27/11/2003)

Trade Corridor Transparency and Security, by Clyde McElman (09/11/2003)

TIEKE – National Meeting Point for Information Society Developers, by Aatto J. Repo (27/10/2003)

An Innovative Manager’s Check-List, by Eleanor Glor (27/10/2003)

Timetable of Inventions in Education, by Stu Conger, author of Social Inventions, published in the Books section of The Innovation Journal, has prepared a Timetable of Social Inventions in Education. He and the Editor-in-Chief will welcome suggestions from readers for additions and corrections. We are particularly interested in updating the table, which ends in 1969. Please send us sufficient information to fill in the Table, and a written, quotable source for the information. (05/05/2003)

Design, the somewhat unknown but key ingredient in innovation by Glen Milne (24/03/2003)

Are Your Innovation Ducks All In A Row?, by Andy Radka (19/12/2002)

Leadership and Innovation, Relating to Circumstances and Change by Jim Selman (12/12/2002)

Trust Correlated with Innovation Adoption in Hospital Organizations, by Stephen R. Herting (16/05/2002)

Who Said That? (27/05/2002)

Measuring Creativity, by Stuart Nagel (23/09/2001)

Encouraging Academic Creativity In Research, by Stuart Nagel (12/08/2001)

An Innovative Manager’s Check-List, by Eleanor Glor (27/05/2001)

Revisioning Bureaucracy for More Effective Government, by Bob Holder. Also available at: http://www.geocities.com/Eureka/ Park/7566/bureaucracy.html (27/05/2001)

Public Sector Innovations and Public Interest Issues, by Jim Armstrong and Robin Ford (17/12/2000)

Research in Organizational Design: The Capacity for Innovation in Large, Complex Organizations, by Joseph R. Cerami (07/11/2000)

Slow Growth and Urban Development Policy, by Christopher Leo and Wilson Brown (09/09/2000)

Venturing the Future: Being a Creative Ice Breaker of Conventional S&T Wisdom, by Jack Smith (07/09/2000)

Creativity and Policy Studies, by Stuart Nagel (22/08/2000)

Urban Renaissance: Enhancing the Past Inventing the Future Drivers and Obstacles To Innovation and Change, by Voula Mega (17/06/2000)

Innovation in Policy Analysis, by Joseph R. Cerami (17/06/2000)

Is Innovation a Question of Will or Circumstance?, An Exploration of Innovation in the Blakeney Government of Saskatchewan, 1971-82 edited by Eleanor D. Glor. Also available in Adobe Acrobat format. Adobe Acrobat is available at: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/admin/instruce.html (17/05/2000)

Turbulence and Urban Innovation, by Terry Nichols Clark (24/03/1999)

What is the Difference Between Change Management and Innovation?, an exchange by the Innovation Network (24/03/1999)

The Challenges Facing Today’s Leader, by André Gladu (02/1999)

Magic, Innovation and Decision Making, by Ralph V. Barrett and Howard A. Doughty (01/1999)

The Important Implications of the Technology Explosion, by Kevin Kelly (01/1999)

National Performance Review Employee Survey Results, by Stephen Barr (01/1999)

Some Thoughts on Definitions of Innovation, by The Innovation Journal Editorial Board: Jack Smith, Eleanor Glor, Otto Brodtrick (20/11/1999)

Should government be a tool of enterprise?, by Ray Deonandan (02/11/1999)

How Can Government Departments Encourage Innovation?, by Eleanor Glor (24/06/1999)

An Exchange on Definitions of Innovation, from the Innovative Management Network (22/06/1999)

The Underpinnings of Accelerated Dynamics and Utilitarianism: The Shifting Roles of Governance in the Knowledge Economy, by Peter E. Gunther (07/06/1999)

Innovation and Risk-Taking

Innovation in Not For Profits and Government, by Pat Griffith (06/04/1999)

Can the Nordic Welfare State Survive in the World of the Internet? by Paula Tiihonen (30/03/1999); press release added from 17/12/1999

The Third Culture, by Kevin Kelly (01/11/1998)

Deep Prejudice, Howard A. Doughty and Philip H. King (01/11/1998)

Creating a Responsive Service Delivery Agency: Centrelink, Australia, by Sue Vardon (01/10/1998)

An Exchange on The Politics of Radically New Products, Comments by Andrew Crosby, Walter Derzko, John Fritz, and Melissa Schilling. (01/07/1998)

The Role of Innovation Awards, by Eleanor Glor (21/02/1998)

Strategies for Creating an Innovative Public Sector, by Eleanor Glor (18/11/1997)

Profile of an Innovator, by Eleanor Glor (18/11/1997)

Challenges to Innovation in the Public Sector, by Eleanor Glor (20/11/1997)

Managing in a Time of Change: the Innovation Process, by Eleanor Glor (30/05/1997)

Innovation: political health and pathology, by Howard A. Doughty (24/05/1997)

What is Public Sector Innovation?, by Eleanor Glor (07/01/1997)

A Formula for Innovation in Government, by Danny Lyonnais and Diane Houle-Rutherford (12/11/1996)

Innovation in Revenue Canada, by Pierre Gravelle (03/09/1996)

Making Innovation a Way of Life, by Claire Morris (15/07/1996)

The Politics of Innovation/Innovation et politique. Speech by J. Iain Gow (05/06/1996)

Social Inventions, by Stu Conger (27/06/1996)

Last updated:

December 27 2022