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IS to Support Innovation: Weapons of Mass Destruction?

IS to Support Innovation: Weapons of Mass Destruction?
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Author(s): Brian Donnellan (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Kieran Conboy (National University of Ireland, Ireland) and Seamus Hill (National University of Ireland, Ireland)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch167
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Much has been written about the need for organizations to be more innovative if they are to have a source of sustainable competitive advantage. The literature describes approaches to innovation that range from doctrinaire, procedural methods to laissez-faire, complex methods. This paper takes the semiconductor industry as a case study of an industry where innovation is critical, and describes the systems that are actually in use in the industry today. It will be seen that a common theme running through systems to support innovation is the facilitation of discourse among and between people engaged in the design activity.

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