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Acknowledgements and Dedications:

Introductory Essays:


Peer-Reviewed (Scholarly-Style) Papers

Discussion Papers

Case Studies

Book Reviews

Review Essays

Readings on Innovation

  • Chesbrough, Henry W. and Teece, David J. 1996. "When is virtual virtuous? Organizing for innovation." Harvard Business Review. Vol 74:1 (Jan/Feb): 65-71+ Commonwealth Innovations, The Newsletter of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management, Toronto: CAPAM, 150 Eglinton Ave. E., M1P 1E8, phone (416) 488-1504
  • "Culture and value changes in the public service: the implications," Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management, Volume 25-3, Winter 1994/95.
  • Glor, Eleanor. 1994/5. "Culture and value changes in the public service: the implications," Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management, Volume 25-3, Winter: 9-15.
  • Glor, Eleanor. 1997. "Encouraging Public Sector Innovation," Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 27-2, Fall 1997: 41-48
  • Glor, Eleanor, ed. 1997. Policy Innovation in the Saskatchewan Public Sector, 1971-82, Toronto: Captus Press, 1997
  • Glor, Eleanor. 1998. "Public Sector Innovation in Canada," chapter in Hoffman, Randy, Diane Jurkowski, Victor MacKinnon, Janice Nicholson, James Simeon, Public Administration: Canadian Materials, Third Edition, Toronto: Captus Press, 1998, pp. 300-340
  • Fairtlough, Gerard. 1994. "Organizing for innovation: Compartments, competences and networks." Long Range Planning. Vol 27: 3 (June): 88-97
  • Fobes, Richard. 1996. "Creative problem solving: A way to forecast and create a better future." Futurist. Vol. 30: 1 (Jan/Feb): 19-22
  • Halachmi, Ari. "Innovation in the public sector: the case for action research and training," Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1978
  • Higgins, James M. "Innovation: The core competence." Planning Review. Vol. 23:6 (Nov/Dec): 32-35
  • Innovating, periodical of The Rensselaerville Institute, Rensselaerville, NY, 12147, phone (518) 797-3783
  • "An Innovative Society and the Role of Government," Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons 1994, volume 2, Chapter 5.
  • Jery, Gloria J. Electronic Performance Support Systems: How and why to remake the workplace through the strategic application of technology. Boston: Weingarten Publications, 1991.
  • Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1997, published by Consulting & Audit Canada, Ottawa. There are six articles on innovation this issue, edited by Otto Brodtrick. The articles include: Innovation as the reconciliation of competing values, Dilemmas and the innovative society, Canadian innovation on the information highway: some lessons, Innovativeness in large public systems, Innovation and sustainability in natural resource industries, and Encouraging Public Sector Innovation.
  • Thompson, Victor A. Bureaucracy and Innovation, University, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1976

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    • Henry Giroux on pedagogy on YouTube, 10 minutes. In 2004 Dr. Giroux moved to Hamilton, Ontario, where he was named the Global Television Network Chair in Communications at McMaster University. In 2014, he became Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest and continues as the Director of the McMaster Centre for Research in the Public Interest.
    • Improved Health Services to Northern Manitoba, Canada. Improved Health Services to Northern Manitoba, Canada. From 2011 to 2016, after becoming head of the Section of First Nations, Inuit and Métis health at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Marcia Anderson implemented a plan that reduced the physician vacancy rate in Northern Manitoba from 50 percent to 5 percent. In 2017, she worked on a leadership team to develop the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health with a mandate to provide leadership and advanced excellence in research, education, and health services in collaboration with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities. In 2018, she served as a member of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic provincial clinical team to build Manitoba’s first provincial clinical and preventative services program.
    • Taïeb Hafsi, Luc Bernier, Mehdi Farashahi. 2007, January. Institutional Entrepreneurs in the Public Sector: Towards a Contingency Theory Institutional Entrepreneurs in the Public Sector: Towards a Contingency Theory. Cahier de recherche N° 07-30-01. La Chaire de management stratégique international Walter-J.–Somers, HEC Montréal. ISSN: 1711-6309. Available from ResearchGage.
    • Guitao Kou and Jiacheng Lan. 2021. Characteristics, Motivation and Performance of Social Governance Innovation in China: A Multiple Case Text Analysis of Typical Cases of National Innovative Social Governance (in Chinese). Management Science and Engineering, 0(1): 1-9. Published Online March 2021 in Hans.
    • Don Scott-Kemmis. 2009, November. Assessing Policies, Programs and Other Initiatives to Promote Innovation in the Public Sector: International Case Studies. Management Advisory Committee Report 9 - ANNEX 1. Sydney, Australia: Don Scott-Kemmis & Associates
    • 2022 Journal Innovation Award: 2022 Journal Innovation Award: The 2022 Scholarly & Research Communication & Canadian Association of Learned Journals 4th Annual Award. Deadline May 31, 2022. Call for Nominees - 2022 SRC/CALJ 4th Annual Journal Innovation Award. Appel à candidatures - Le prix d’innovation pour les revues savantes 2022. Jrnl Innovn Award Francais
    • Social Inventions, by Stuart Conger
    • Top 100 Inventions Made in Canada
    • List of Canadian inventions and discoveries
    • Schuurman, Dimitri & Piret Tõnurist. 2016. Innovation in the Public Sector: Exploring the Characteristics and Potential of Living Labs and Innovation Labs. - OpenLivingLab Days 2016.
    • GOVTRUST Summer School on A Multi-Level Perspective on Trust and Public Governance. Course relates to public governance, regulation, politics and technology.
      Programme includes sessions on:
      • Defining and theorising trust,
      • Research methods on trust,
      • Biological and economic foundations of interpersonal trust,
      • Trust-based governance within public organisations,
      • Trust and regulation,
      • Trust and communication in a digital era,
      • Trust and multi-level governance in the EU,
      • Trust and judicial governance.
      And includes:
      • A paper development workshop.
      • A half-day excursion to a government organisation.
      Location: University of Antwerp, Belgium. Lecturers include international speakers and Koen Verhoest, Frédérique Six, Esther van Zimmeren, Karolien Poels, Carolyn Declerck, Peter Bursens, Patricia Popelier. Please apply by April 30, 2022. For more information and programme details:
    • Fuglsang, Lars, Anne Vorre Hansen, Ines Mergel, & Maria Taivalsaari Røhnebæk. 2021. Fuglsang, Lars, Anne Vorre Hansen, Ines Mergel, & Maria Taivalsaari Røhnebæk. 2021. Living Labs for Public Sector Innovation: An Integrative Literature Review. Administrative Sciences, 11: 58.
    • Cinar, Emre, Paul Trott & Christopher Simms. 2019. A systematic review of barriers to public sector innovation process. Public Management Review, 21(2): 264–290. Doi:
    • De Vries, H.A., Bekkers, V.J.J.M., Tummers, L.G. 2014. Innovations in the Public Sector: A Systematic Review and Future Research Agenda. Ottawa, Canada: IRSPM conference.
    • Cole, Lindsay. 2021. A framework to conceptualize innovation purpose in public sector innovation labs., Policy Design and Practice
    • Helle Vibeke Carstensen & Christian Bason. 2012. Powering collaborative policy innovation: Can innovation labs help? The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Volume 17(1), 2012, article 4.
    • OECD, Observatory of Public Sector Innovation
    • 2022 ISPIM, Sponsored by RMIT University, Innovation Management Dissertation Award, The PhD research scientific panel selects three authors with best path-breaking dissertations from the field of innovation management. Runners-up receive EUR 1250 & three best authors receives EUR 2000 plus free attendance of ISPIM Conference (June 2022) Copenhagen. Submission deadline Feb. 18th 2022
    • No Master of Puppets: Leading Civil Servants in Collaborative Innovation, by Charlotte Van Dijck and Trui Steen, both of Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    • 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.
    • Defining, Distinguishing and Studying Public Sector Innovation and Change, by Eleanor D. Glor, Fellow, McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto, Canada


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August 13 2022