Innovation: Creating Ideas

Innovation: Creating Ideas

Sylvie Albert (Laurentian University, Canada), Don Flournoy (Ohio University, USA) and Rolland LeBrasseur (Laurentian University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-771-3.ch006
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Abstract

The global environment has become more turbulent, and innovations in telecommunication and information processing are both part of this turbulence and an adaptive response to it. How can telecommunication infrastructure enable the social and economic development of communities? With diminishing barriers in terms of price, speed and availability, how can individuals and groups in a community become innovators? This chapter will discuss: • The importance of innovation in an ICT-enabled world; • A model of innovation for continuous and discontinuous change; • The nature of innovation—describing the concepts of creativity and invention, and the source of innovation; • The development of a local innovation culture; • Evaluation of the innovation environment.

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