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The I-CAN Tool and Managing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Innovation in Australia
Geoff Skinner
Pages - 1 - 18     |    Revised - 30-04-2010     |    Published - 10-06-2010
Volume - 1   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - July 2010  Table of Contents
Innovation Management, Knowledge Management, Information Privacy and Security
Australia, while being a large and eager consumer of innovative and cutting edge Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), continues to struggle to remain a leader in Technological Innovation. This paper has two main contributions to address certain aspects of this complex issue. The first being the current findings of an ongoing research project on Innovation Management in the Australian Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. The major issues being considered by the project include: investigation of the possible inherent entrepreneurial nature of ICT; how to foster ICT innovation; and examination of the inherent difficulties currently found within the ICT industry of Australia in regards to supporting the development of innovative and creative ideas. The second major contribution is details of the I.-C.A.N. (Innovation by Collaborative Anonymous Networking) software application tool created and evolving in our research group. I-CAN, besides having a positive reinforcement acronym, is aimed at facilitating productive collaborative innovation in an Australian workplace. Such a work environment is frequently subjected to cultural influences such as the ‘tall poppy syndrome’ and ‘negative’ or ‘unconstructive’ peer-pressure. There influences are frequently seen as inhibitors to employee participation, entrepreneurship and innovation.
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