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    An ecological perspective on innovation management

    Costello, Gabriel J. and Conboy, Kieran and Donnellan, Brian (2011) An ecological perspective on innovation management. In: 14th Annual IAM Conference, 31 August - 2 September 2011, National College of Ireland, Dublin.

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    Enabling innovation is major challenge for individuals, teams, organizations, regions and economies and the topic is increasingly seen as being crucial not only to success but to survival. The topic of innovation is both complex and wide-ranging and has not been extensively explored in the information systems literature. Many IS scholars such as Swanson and Ramiller, Fichman, Avergou and La Rovere, and Lee have implied that an ecological approach is required to refresh research in this important area. The purpose of this paper is to adapt the ecological systems theory (EST) of Urie Bronfenbrenner and apply it to a case study of innovation in a subsidiary of APC (by Schneider) located in the west of Ireland. Furthermore the paper involved utilising a new form of action research called dialogical AR recently proposed by Mårtensson & Lee. Among other findings the study shows that the EST lens can provide a comprehensive analysis of the innovation ecosystem which takes account of both internal capabilities and external influences.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Cite as: Costello, G.J., Conboy, K. and Donnellan, B. 2011. An ecological perspective on Innovation management. In making a World of difference: Nation building and the role of management Education, 14th Annual IAM Conference, National College of Ireland, Dublin, 31st August-2nd September 2011.
    Keywords: Ecological system theory; Innovation and information systems; Dialogical Action research;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10829
    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 14:08
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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