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Open Innovation Implementation in a Public University: Administrator Design, Management, and Evaluation of Participatory Platforms and Programs


Abstract Public organizations have been interested in tapping into the creativity and passion of the public through the use of open innovation, which emphasizes bottom-up ideation and collaboration. A challenge for organizational adoption of open innovation is that the quick-start, bottom-up, iterative nature of open innovation does not integrate easily into the hierarchical, stability-oriented structure of most organizations. In order to realize the potential of open innovation, organizations must be willing to change the way they operate. This dissertation is a case study of how Arizona State University (ASU), has adapted its organizational structure and created unique programming to incorporate open innovation. ASU has made innovation, inclusion,... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Kelley, Tanya M. (Author) / Johnston, Erik W (Advisor) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Mossberger, Karen (Committee member) / Longo, Justin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Web studies / Information technology / Innovation Intermediaries / Open Innovation / Organizational Learning / Participatory Platforms
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Administration 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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