Relating to my Idea Management research, I have put together a compilation of interesting articles and websites. Bear in mind that this is primarily done from the point of view of a researcher interested in data structures and mechanics of Idea Management Systems. The content below is byfar not complete and the choice is fully subjective. However, it should make an interesting read in terms of introduction to selected topics. To make browsing easier I aggregated all in categories and also sorted the links by my personal preference.
Do you know any other interesting resources ? Let me know in the comments !
note: please be advised that in a number of sections the criteria by which I list or order publications is subjective to my research interest which is: data, data and once again data in Idea management. (and also my personal likes or dislikes of certain publications)
note2: bibtex infos to come soon ™ 🙂
1. Idea Management Systems – vendor lists
- “Idea and Innovation Management Tool Roundup” – a blog post by Geoff Zoeckler with a subjectively selected list of interesting Idea Management Systems (date: 17/05/2010)
- “A list of every #innovation #collaboration #CMS #ideamanagement tool” – blog post by Ron Shulkin, this time its an attempt to put together all the options (date: 04/03/2010)
- “Innovation Vendors List, v1” – a post done by Chris Townsend during his preparations for creating a Forrester report (date: 11/12/2008)
2. Idea Management Systems & Innovation Management- research related to Semantic Web and Ontologies
2.1. Active projects:
- GI2MO – shamelessly I link my project first ;). The goal of the project is to use Semantic Web technologies to solve a number of problems of Idea Management. The core and entry point is a proposal of an ontology for Idea Management Systems.
- Idea Ontology – another interesting project with a similar goal to GI2MO. Different approach nonetheless equally interesting.
2.2. Selected Publications:
- “A Model for Integration and Interlinking of Idea Management Systems”, Westerski et al. [bibtex]
- “An Idea Ontology for Innovation Management.”, Riedl et al. [bibtex]
- “Semantic innovation management across the extended enterprise.”, Ning et al. [bibtex]
- “Innovation and Ontologies.”, Bullinger [bibtex]
3. Idea Management & Innovation Management – research or publications unrelated to Semantic Web
3.1. Idea Management Systems
- “The A to Z of Idea Management.”, Schwartz [bibtex] – a book that attempts to describe in a systematic way how Idea Management Systems work
- “Improving idea generation and idea management in order to better manage the fuzzy front end of innovation”, Glassman [bibtex] – a phd thesis focused on the first steps of idea life cycle
- “Idea Management for organisational innovation”, Flynn et al. [bibtex]
3.2. Innovation Management (additional reading)
- “Developing a software infrastructure to support systemic innovation through effective management.”, Dooley et al. [bibtex]
- “Innovation Metrics and Measurment in 2009”, xxx et al. – an interesting publication about what innovation metrics are used companies
- “Information technology support for the knowledge and social processes of innovation management”, Adamides et al.
note: the literature and resources on the particular topic of Innovation Management is very rich, yet often it goes very far away from the specific area of Idea Management. Therefore, I listed only a few positions that can be loosely connected through their study being related to Computer Science or having some influence to Idea Management problems (e.g. innovation metrics paper).
4. Idea Management Systems – interesting news websites, blogs etc.
- “InnovationManagement.se“, online magazine, regularly updated with lots of interesting news posts. However, much broader scope then just Idea Management.
- “Idea Management Systems“, a blog run by Lauchlan Mackinnon. Focused on Idea Management by also posting some short articles on topics loosely connected to innovation.
- “Innovation Tools“, a portal with some info about Idea Management, including news and blog posts. Be advised tho, in my personal opinion the objectivity of some posts here is very doubtful and sometimes looks like sponsored by certain vendors (e.g. to support my claim, take a look at one of their recommended resources: “A Short History of Idea Management“)
5. Idea Management Systems – company blogs, newsletters etc.
note: be advised that the goal of Idea Management vendors is to make profit, so look at the objectivity of all the information with care and keep it mind that it not always might be the full picture what you read.
- Spigit company blog, Fairly often updated with information not directly related to business but also innovation management theory in general.
- Imaginatik company blog, contains both reports on company activity (e.g. case studies) as well as some articles on innovation with regard to its connection to Idea Management
- Mark Turrell blog, a blog of CEO of Imaginatik. Not really that active anymore but contains a number of interesting posts on the topic of Idea Management.
- Newsletters, contrary to what you might think, its not always only marketing and advertisement. Companies like BrightIdea or Accept sometimes run online presentations where they share their experience or invite some people to talk about innovation topics.