I'm pleased to announce you my latest working paper The genesis and pursuit of breakthrough innovation with the Drupal ecosystem as a living-lab for R&D management. It is based on my R&D conference paper and contains the Drupalcon interview from Copenhagen. Let me give you the abstract:
In order to use imagination as a sound R&D management method, we need laboratories and experiments to test the validity of visions. In this paper, we explore the opportunity to conduct empirical research on the design of an innovation support system. In our case, the Drupal ecosystem is seen as an emerging living-lab for R&D management. The Drupal ecosystem has an intrinsic and high-technological culture and is therefore becoming an interesting innovation medium. A case study will introduce the Drupal ecosystem and its spontaneous innovation phenomena. An experiment, based on the Drupal case, is undertaken with a course called Web Service Development for Business, which has been running two years. This course demonstrates how self-organization could become an operational method via action research: planning, acting and reflecting. In our current reflection phase, we can imagine an opportunity to study the gaps between theory-based innovation management and information technology alignment. This allows us to design the Enterprise Innovation Planning system to provide information technology support for breakthrough innovation.
I'm looking forward to your feedback !