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Innovation in Extension addresses the rapidly changing landscape in urban areas throughout the country. Innovation is essential for cities and for universities. In Extension, innovation is reflected in our:
- programs, projects, products, and services;
- processes and communications with internal and external audiences;
- research and digital scholarship; and
- our rich historical approach of participatory innovation as we engage in co-discovery in our cities.
There have always been elements of innovation and entrepreneurship in public sector organizations (Jordan, 1990; Moore, 1983). Creating value for customers, putting resources together in unique ways, and being opportunity-driven are not inherently in conflict with the purpose of public organizations (Morris & Kuratko, 2002).
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Entrepreneurial Innovation: The Importance of Context (full article available through your university library)
Contextualizing Entrepreneurial Innovation: A Narrative Perspective (full article available through your university library)
Corporate Entrepreneurship, An Empirical Look at the Innovativeness Dimension and Its Antecedents
Extension Innovation Report, the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (2016)
Journal of Extension (existing articles and a planned 2018 themed issue on Innovation in Extension)
Horizon Report, Technology Outlook, Cooperative Extension 2016-2021
eXtension Innovation and eXtension Maker Network
Integrating Innovation into Extension's 2nd 100 Years
Extension Through a New Lens: Creativity and Innovation Now and for the Future, (2012) Journal of Extension
Innovation in Extension, (1964) Journal of Extension
Cooperative Extension: A Century of Innovation (2014) Journal of Extension
Innovation in Urban Extension, A Study of Selected Extension Programs, 1988
Center for Urban Innovation, The Aspen Institute
City Innovate Foundation
Innovation Cities Program (162 indicators)
Urban Innovation Network
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Supports Local Governments Using Innovation to Solve Urban Problems
Global City Innovators
City Hall Innovation Team Playbook and Transform Your City Through Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Boston College Center for Social Innovation
Innovation in American Regions, Data and analysis tools to support regional competitiveness in a knowledge-based economy. An EDA project.
Articles, Journals & More
Getting Innovation Right: Special Report, MIT Sloan
Innovation Navigation, live, unscripted thought leaders, broadcasting weekly from The Wharton School
The Clayton Christensen Institute, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation
Journal of Product Innovation and Management International
Journal of Innovation Management
Innovation in conservative and entrepreneurial firms: Two models of strategic momentum (full article available through your university library)
Innovative Higher Education
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Harvard Business Review, 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders
The Innovator’s DNA, Harvard Business Review
United Nations Core Competency Framework - includes Innovation
Manage Customer-Centric Innovation Systematically
Generative Leadership: Nurturing Innovation in Complex Systems
8 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Innovation, Psychology Today
Program, Curriculum & Product Development
Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, Special Issue: The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model
National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP)
ASCD, Curriculum Development (dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged)
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), Connecting Innovators Worldwide
Management, Impacts & Evaluation
Project Management Institute
National Impacts Database Team Report - www.landgrantimpacts.org
An online training on Impacts available through eXtension
National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Focus Areas
Collective Impact - The Collective Impact approach is premised on the belief that no single policy, government department, organization or program can tackle or solve the increasingly complex social problems we face as a society. The approach calls for multiple organizations from different sectors to address a common agenda, shared measurement, and alignment of effort. Unlike collaboration or partnership, Collective Impact initiatives have centralized infrastructure – known as a backbone organization – with dedicated staff whose role is to help participating organizations shift from acting alone to acting in collectively.
- Collective Impact Forum
- Stanford Resources on Collective Impact
- Stanford Article on Second Generation Collective Impact
- Stanford Philanthropy as the Backbone of Collective Impact