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Innovation of eParticipation Strategies Using Living Labs as Intermediaries

Cleland, Brian, Mulvenna, Maurice, Galbraith, Brendan, Wallace, JG and Martin, Suzanne (2012) Innovation of eParticipation Strategies Using Living Labs as Intermediaries. Electronic Journal of e-Government, 10 (2). pp. 120-132. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The paper explores whether Living Labs, acting as open innovation intermediaries, can address some of the challenges surrounding the sustainable adoption of eParticipation tools and methods. We begin by analysing the existing literature on Living Labs and Open Innovation, and the extent to which Living Labs can act as innovation intermediaries as envisioned by Chesbrough (2006), Wolpert (2002) and others. We then consider the research on eParticipation, and in particular some of the risks and challenges surrounding the sustainability of innovation in this area. In the second part of the paper, focusing on the PARTERRE project, we present the methodology and key findings of six eParticipation pilots. Further comments and analysis based on these findings is provided, examining issues such as inter-cultural barriers, technological factors, organisational concerns and participant feedback. Finally, we present some conclusions in the light of the findings.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Ulster Business School
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:24789
Deposited By: Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:31 Jan 2013 08:35
Last Modified:26 Mar 2018 14:16

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