Monday, September 15, 2008

Upcoming Issue on Social Innovation

We're knee deep into the editorial process for the upcoming September issue. The theme this month is "Social Innovation" and the guest editor is Dr. Tony Bailetti from the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the Eric Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. This is shaping up to be an excellent issue and what follows is a sneak peak of some of the authors and their topic within the editorial theme:

Dr. Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University, explores the challenges for social innovation and the use of information technology.

Tonya Surman, the founding executive director of the Centre for Social Innovation, and Mark Surman, the Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, explain the Constellation Model, an innovative approach to organizing collaborative efforts in the social mission sector which shares various elements of the open source model.

David Wiley, Chief Openness Officer for Flat World Knowledge, describes how open textbooks leverage openness to create social value.

Edward Jackson, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University, discusses the dynamic triangle of community-university engagement (CUE) and how universities can play a pivotal role in social innovation.

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