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Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services
The process and the product of a new vision on reality and/or on the usual ways of doing and thinking. Implies the articulation between an idea and an action to produce renewed responses, resources, processes, and/or tools.
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The Study of Social Needs as a Strategic Tool for the Innovation of the Social Care Sector: The Contribution of New Technologies
Cristina Albuquerque (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3986-7.ch018
Abstract
One of the biggest challenges for social intervention is to acquire more efficacy and innovation. The strategic detection of innovation opportunities is directly linked with the research and comprehension of unmet social and economic needs, but also with a profound evaluation of the usual ways to identify and answer to current and emergent needs. The contribution of ICTs, traditionally absent from social work and social care universes, can be very relevant at this level. Therefore, in this chapter, the authors discuss the boundaries and conceptions of (social) needs as a strategic dimension for innovation and evaluation on social intervention and reflect upon the key issues (difficulties and opportunities) associated with the use of ICTs in social work and social care systems.
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Why and How Did Health Economics Appear? Who Were the Main Authors? What is the Role of ITCs in its Development?
Is the process of creating and introducing something new and it requires the invention of something new and its implementation in the organization or in the market.
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Why and How Did Health Economics Appear? Who Were the Main Authors? What is the Role of ITCs in its Development?
Is the process of creating and introducing something new and it requires the invention of something new and its implementation in the organization or in the market.
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Innovative Learning and Education Practices in European Universities: A Pathway to Modern Pedagogy
The process of formulating or adopting ideas to improve the manner something is done and achieve improved outcomes.
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Academic Entrepreneurship, Bioeconomy, and Sustainable Development
An idea, method, process, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an individual or other unit of adoption.
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Diffusion of E-Learning as an Educational Innovation
An idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an individual or other unit of adoption.
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Exploring the Effect of Emerging Technologies on Scientific Knowledge Production and the Industrial Advancement of Society
Something new or different introduced. It refers to the act of innovating which is basically the introduction of new things or methods.
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A SWOT Analysis of Indigenous Language Use in Agricultural Radio Programming in Nigeria
refers an idea, exercise or object perceived as fresh in a social system by a person or group of individuals. Regardless of when the concept or exercise was initially created, it is an innovation for the individual when a individual first becomes conscious of it. An innovation may also be an improvement over the existing practice. Once such an improvement is new, it is regarded as an innovation.
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Innovative System for Education: The Advent of E-Learning in the University System in the Pandemic Age
Set of innovative and creative ideas that have introduced something new and useful.
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Socially Responsible Culture and Personal Values as Organizational Competitiveness Factors
Any material and non-material novelty that a user considers to be a new source of their benefit.
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Sustainable Technology Adoption in Public Organizations: Leveraging Digital Capital for Environmental Impact
Innovation means coming up with new ideas, ways of doing things, goods, or services that make things better and bring about positive change. It requires coming up with new ideas, fixing problems, and using them to deal with problems, make things run more smoothly, and move things forward in many areas.
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Patent Information
The application of new knowledge, resulting in new products, processes or services or significant improvements in some of its attributes. When a new solution is brought to the market to solve a problem in a new or better way than the existent solutions.
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Leveraging Business Model Innovation in the International Space Industry
The process of translating an idea or invention into a product or a service that creates value for the company or for which the customers will pay.
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SME's Innovation and Internationalization in Knowledge-Based Economy: EU Case
Implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service) or process, new organizational or marketing method, organization of workplace or relations with the environment. Products, processes and organization or marketing methods do not have to be new in the market, in which an enterprise operates but they must be new for the enterprise.
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Advanced ICT Methodologies (AIM) in the Construction Industry
Innovations for the construction context represent the profitable developments and implementation of novel ideas, procedures, products, and practices geared towards enhancing organisational performance.
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Towards a Classification Framework for Concepts of Innovation for and From Emerging Markets
Innovation is an iterative, interactive, context-specific, multi-activity, uncertain, path-dependent process and the result of a new combination of ends and means from a certain perspective. From this perspective, someone must perceive a difference concerning the qualitative newness of an object compared to a prior status in a given context. This new combination must be realized, introduced and diffused into a specific context, which is the point of reference of the prior status.
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Social Capital and Innovation: A Theoretical Perspective
The translation of an idea or invention into a process, product or service in an organization.
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Contributions of Entrepreneurial Orientation to Competitive Advantage: The Portuguese Experience of the Textile SMEs
Is the predisposition to engage in creativity and experimentation through the introduction of new products/services as well as technological leadership in new processes.
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The Clash of the Titans: CIO and LOB Engagement in IT Innovation
Implementation of an idea whether pertaining to a device, system, process, policy, program or service that is new to the organization.
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Entrepreneurial Leadership as a Driver of Innovation Success in Family SMEs in Colombia: The Difference Between Family and Non-Family CEOs
Related to successfully developing new or significantly improved goods or services, processes, marketing, and organizational methods. Achieving higher levels of innovation must be the aim of businesses in order to compete in more global and competitive markets.
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Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship as Innovation Source in the Defense Industry and Military
Entrepreneurship oriented, focused on developing a new product and process, and focused on developing new ideas. Innovation is the potential for organizations to introduce new products/services or new production processes.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Search for the Business Idea
The application of new knowledge, resulting in new products, processes, or services, or significant improvements in some of its attributes. A new solution brought to the market to solve a problem in a new or better way than the existent solutions.
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On Consumer Protection in the Digital Age and the Intersection Between EU Competition Law and Data Privacy Law
Innovation is a process of creating and implementing new ideas, concepts, products, or services that result in a significant improvement or advancement in various fields. It involves introducing novel solutions, methods, or approaches that bring about positive change or offer added value. In general, innovation plays a crucial role in driving economic growth, fostering competitiveness, and improving the overall quality of life. It encompasses activities such as research and development, technological advancements, process improvements, and the introduction of new business models or practices.
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Role of Personal Innovativeness in Intentions to Adopt Mobile Services – Cross-Service Approach
an object (service) which is perceived as new by an individual consumer. Here mobile services.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Digitalization Era: Exploring Uncharted Territories
Any new idea, product, service, device, process, method, or solution to be designed and applied to meet new requirements, un-met, unsatisfied, unarticulated needs, or existing market need.
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Augmented Reality for Tourist Destination Image Formation
Innovation refers to a method, idea, or product that is considered as new.
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Intra-Entrepreneurship as a Business-Renewal Strategy: A Study in Auto Parts Companies in Colombia
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Supporting the Implementation of Online Learning
Any tool or practice which is new, novel, or unique to the members of an organization or social system.
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Innovation as a Management Question: Can Innovation Be Managed?
Is the process of generating idea and converting it into a product/service that can add value to the relevant stakeholders.
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Knowledge Management and the Competitiveness of Learning Organizations
The mechanism by which organizations produce new products, processes, and systems necessary to adapt to the changing markets, technologies, and modes of competition.
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Social Media as a Channel of Constructive Dialogue for Tourism Businesses
The introduction of new products/services or new production processes. It is defined as the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services or ideas that are accepted by the market.
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Harnessing Knowledge Integration in IS Design for Innovation Facilitation
Innovation has an inherent aspect of widespread commercial use; innovation implies a “selling aspect”. “Innovation is a social transformation in a community. Innovations are a result of a systematic analysis to find opportunities that can be turned into practices, or products.
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Technology Innovation Adoption Theories
It is a new idea, or more effective process. Innovation also can be seen as the new application of better solutions that can meet new requirements. The term innovation can be defined as something original and more effective and, as a consequence, new, that ‘breaks into’ the market or society.
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Challenges of the Implementation of Research, Development, and Innovation Standards: A Case Study From a Glass Bottle Manufacturer
It is the process of translating a new idea or invention into the market. It can be a good or a service that creates value to the consumers, who are willing to pay. It is related with the concept of newness, in which a new idea, in the form of a good or service, must satisfy a specific need. Innovation can include the renovation and expansion of the range of products and services and their markets; the creation of new production methods, new sourcing activities and new distribution methods; and the introduction of management changes, in organization of the firm, and also in the workers qualifications. It is normally structured around three main blocks: products, processes and organizations.
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Conflict Resolution and Leadership Mindfulness into Action (MIA) for Cultural Humility and Awareness (MIA-CHA): Toward Ending Microaggressions and Fostering Harmony
Application of optimal solutions that meet requirements and collaborative ventures in corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.
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Professionally Ethical Ways to Harness an Art-Making Generative AI to Support Innovative Instructional Design Work
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Modern Business and Innovativeness
Is most generally defined as every novelty found beneficial in the experience of its users. In broader sense, innovation is renewal or increase of the offer of products/services; implementation of new methods in production, inbound logistics, and outbound processes; implementation of beneficial changes in organizations’ leadership, organization of work and work conditions; and implementation beneficial changes regarding work force and its capabilities.
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Resilience, Innovation, and Knowledge Transfer: Conceptual Considerations and Future Research Directions
Implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service) or process. The minimum requirement for an innovation is that the product or process must be new or significantly improved to the firm. Nevertheless, it is common to consider differences between the degree of innovativeness: from incremental innovations, passing by new-to-market, to radical innovations that have disruptive potential to change the existing techno-economic paradigms. Today is common to also consider marketing innovations, the implementation of new marketing methods, and organizational innovations, the implementation of new organizational methods in the firm’s business practices. Another derived concept is social innovation, often understood as new ideas, products or processes that meet social needs and challenges in contemporary society.
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Innovation and Diversification Policies in the Banking Sector: The Case of the Urban@ Program
Innovation means the generation, acceptance and implementation of new ideas, processes, products, services or technologies that are accepted by individuals, markets, goverments, and society in general. Innovation refers to the use of something considered new, whereas invention refers directly to the creation of something new.
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Innovation for Technology-Supported Student Services Delivery
The Merriam-Webster dictionary (2019) defines innovation as, “the introduction of something new [or] a new idea, method, or device.”
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An Innovative Approach in Social Work Organizations: Social Innovation
The process of creative solutions, which includes the transformation of new creative ideas into economic and social value or the significant improvement of the existing one.
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Data Democratization: Empowering Employees for Data-Driven Innovation
Discovery and implementation of a new idea related to a product, service, process, or organization policy that is new or an improvement to the organization.
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Organizational Structure at the Contemporary Interface
The practical translation of ideas into new or improved products, services, processes, systems, or social interactions.
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The Diffusion of HRITs Across English- Speaking Countries
Something new, original, or fresh that had not been used previously. An idea that may take the form of a product (material objects or devices like a computer or a software package) or a process (a sequence of steps like a production line or a business model).
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Creativity, Invention, and Innovation
The application of new knowledge, resulting in new products, processes or services or significant improvements in some of its attributes. When a new solution is brought to the market to solve a problem in a new or better way than the existent solutions.
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The Importance of Aging in the Innovation Process of Organizations
Its goal is to create something new or introduce novelties through the renewal or re-creation of a given product or way of producing. Such a process necessarily means changing or improving a given product or way of producing and is one of the engines of economic growth.
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Entrepreneurial Pillars and Women Entrepreneurship Relationship in OECD Countries
According to the Global Competitiveness Report, this pillar groups the most critical areas for the innovation-driven countries. This includes the business sophistication, the capacity of innovation, the quality of the research centers and the R&D expense.
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Harnessing Entrepreneurship Education for Economic Growth and Unemployment Reduction in the Era of Disruption
Innovation can be defined as the process of developing and introducing something new with the intention of bringing about significant improvement, development, or change.
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Structural, Psychological, and Socioemotional Factors That Determine Innovation Decisions in Family Firms
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Students and Teachers in the Digital Society to Debate Important Innovations to Change the Paradigm
A new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in form of device or method; is something original and more effective.
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Technological Innovations in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Practical implementation of ideas which result in the introduction of new goods or services or improvement in offering goods or services.
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Conceptualizing Formative Blended Assessment (FBA) in Saudi EFL
Using technology for creativity, for example, implementing blended assessment when measuring students’ writings or tasks.
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Corporate Social Responsibility as a Part of the Strategies for Business Sustainability Based on the Innovative Activity Development
In its modern meaning is “a new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in the form of device or method”. Innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.
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Stimulating Creativity and Innovation in and Around Organisations: Co-Creation Experiments from Ongoing Research in a Bank
Innovation typically involves creativity, but is not identical to it: innovation involves acting on the creative ideas to make some specific and tangible difference in the domain in which the innovation occurs. For example, Amabile et al. (1996) propose: “All innovation begins with creative ideas . . . We define innovation as the successful implementation of creative ideas within an organization. In this view, creativity by individuals and teams is a starting point for innovation; the first is necessary but not sufficient condition for the second”. For innovation to occur, something more than the generation of a creative idea or insight is required: the insight must be put into action to make a genuine difference, resulting for example in new or altered business processes within the organization, or changes in the products and services provided. (en.wikipedia.org)
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The Role of Digital Technology in Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovations
New concepts for existing or completely new products, services and ideas which are generated to satisfy an identified market need.
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Innovation in Experiential Services: Trends and Challenges
Act or process of introducing new ideas, products, processes or methods, that creates value for which customers will pay.
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Monginis: A Unique Innovation in the Franchise Model
It is a new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in form of device or method. Innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.
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An Evaluation of ‘Linking for a Change'
The development of new education methods in response to change
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Bioentrepreneurship: Emerging Stages
Innovation is the practical implementation of ideas that result in the introduction of new goods or services or improvement in offering goods or services.
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The Management Accounting System and Enterprise Innovation Ability
Refers to innovate a new or significantly modified product (goods or services) or the process, a new marketing method or business practices in the organization or external relations.
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A Resource-Based Perspective on Information Technology, Knowledge Management, and Firm Performance
Refers to the ability of creating valuable and useful new product, new services, new technology, or production process (Liao & Chuang, 2006).
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Tourism and Handicraft Industry: Opportunities and Challenges of Operating in the Albanian Market
Providing new products and processes or technological advancements of already existing products and services.
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Adoption of Online Social Media Innovations
A new idea, device or process, generally offering better solutions that meet new requirements or existing market needs.
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Entrepreneurial Intent and Opportunities Linkage for the Sustainable Tourism Sector
Something new or different introduced, it is the act of innovating which includes introduction of new things or methods. Innovation is also introduction of a new idea into the marketplace in the form of a new product or service, or an improvement in organization or process. The process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay.
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Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Porto Region
Generation of new ideas, processes, products or services that are successful in the market.
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Innovation and ICT: Key Factors of Successful Business
Innovation is the multi-stage process whereby organizations transform ideas into new/improved products, service or processes, in order to advance, compete and differentiate themselves successfully in their marketplace.
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Flexible Educational Program for Managerial Engineering Personnel in Innovation
A complex process of the creation dissemination and use of new practical tools to meet human needs.
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Social Innovation as Driver of Regional Competitiveness: A Conceptual Framework
Technological advancements in products, services and/or processes that are novel and that can be commercialized. Harvard Business Review, (September): 2–9.
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Analyzing Diffusion and Value Creation Dimensions of a Business Case of Replacing Enterprise Systems
Represents a product, a service, or an idea that is perceived or should be perceived by the audience or the market in which this innovation is intended to be new and of value.
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Balancing Stability and Innovation in Knowledge-Intensive Firms: The Role of Management Control Mechanisms
It is the process through which new ideas, goods, services, processes and activities are created, developed or redefined.
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Emerging ICT-Based Methods in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Context
the profitable developments and implementation of novel ideas, procedures, products, and practices geared towards enhancing organisational performance.
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Cultural Capital and Industrial Cluster Competitiveness: A Case Study of the Cibaduyut Footwear Cluster
The adoption of new (production) technologies, new ways of working and new ways to organize cooperation among firms within a cluster.
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Accelerating the Adoption of Industry 4.0 Industrial Digital Technologies in the Manufacturing Business Value Chain
Is the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay.
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Design and Innovation: Furniture for Children
A value redistribution thanks to a new or changed product. The term product includes goods, services, or other entities.
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The Innovation That Information Science Proposes
A phenomenon experienced on a social level. It happens not when it appears as a solution to a social need, but when it appears as a solution to a problem of socially acquired value.
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Financial Systems Reforms in Western Balkans Countries
Is a new idea, or a more effective device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or in some cases, the already existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or business models that are readily available to markets, governments and the society overall.
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Leadership, Empathy, and Inclusion
The introduction and development of a new idea, concept, mechanism, tool, or process.
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Barriers and Impact of the Digital Economy
Something new or different introduced, it is the act of innovating which includes introduction of new things or methods. Innovation is also introduction of a new idea into the marketplace in the form of a new product or service, or an improvement in organization or process. The process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay.
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Communities of Practice for Promoting Organizational and Informal Learning in Public Administration
A process through which changes in an organisation are promoted and institutionalized. It usually entails advantages in terms of job performance or personal satisfaction that make it attractive for both individuals and organizations.
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Big Data and Innovation in the Delivery of Public Services: The Case of Predictive Policing in Kent
The process that results in the introduction of novel principles and practices in the work activities of an organization