Random surfing led to this find: The U MD Innovation center.
With these imperatives in mind, the Center for Innovation is consulting with and doing research on science and technology in research organizations with the objective of helping them increase scientific technological advances. The Center is developing theories that concern the process of innovation and the production of knowledge more generally. Finally, it is developing several models and methods for guiding governments in their evaluations of S&T research.
Then tehy list research tracks:
OTists with a sense of humor!
Organizing Christmas- A Festive Symposium
Organizing Christmas – A Festive Symposium
Warwick Business School 15th-16th December 2008
Organizing Christmas is a one day symposium taking place at the University of Warwick between the 15th and 16th of December 2008. A truly international, and indeed trans-hemispheric event, it is being jointly organized by colleagues from Warwick Business School in the UK, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
The aim is to bring academic colleagues together in order to discuss the true (organizational) meaning of Christmas. We invite proposals for papers and presentations from all those who might share our interest in this increasingly excessive festival of indulgence and mass-consumption. Be it working at Christmas, shopping at Christmas, or even simply trying to organize a happy Christmas, we are keen to encourage a range of perspectives and interests as the basis for this event. Of course, just because it is a period of holiday and frivolity – well for many of us anyway – we don’t expect you to leave your academic integrity and critical faculties behind in favour of an easy eggnog. But hopefully fun and meaningful academic debate can go hand in hand at this time of goodwill to all.
Please feel free, therefore, to browse the website and perhaps consider dropping us an abstract. Further details of the event will appear here as they become available, and remember, like the promotion round, Christmas comes but once a year so submit early and beat the rush.
Papers/presentations are invited in relation to any aspect of the symposium theme, but suggested topics might include:
The need to better sort and aggregate a raft of free writing between me and a collaborator (Ted over in Singapore) led us to try wikis. This is after collating 19 pages in a word file of emails back and forth.
On the surface, I see the big advantage being the ability for each wikipage to be a persistent text that can be more easily edited and modified than email threads. The hyperlinking also seems like a nice feature.
As I have been fretting over how many different areas of research and schoalrly literature I draw on, and finding myself stymied by the lurking sense that I know less than I have forgotten or let go rusty, I thought it might be an effective way to organize my own core knowledge for use in classes and research writing. I had been day dreaming about my own private encyclopedia. Maybe a wiki would function similarly.
Wikispaces, which we used because OSWC had used it, has blog integration (cool).
I wonder if select pages can be made public?
Mine is private for now, but maybe I will go public if it seems valuable or worthwhile (and not crap).
For a title, I played with networks-movements- organizations. So its called netmoveorg for now. Lame probably, but oh well.