Intelligent City Chapter for Atlas of Cities

My chapter on Intelligent Cities will appear in the Atlas of Cities (Princeton University Press) edited by Paul L. Knox (Virginia Tech). A city, like any organization, thrives or fails depending on its ability to process signals from its environment. Cities have long been subject to shocks because the information systems designed to signal impending events […]

Open Innovation in the Public Sector – Challenge.Gov – Public Administration Review

Ines Mergel and I have a paper accepted in Public Administration Review.  Implementing Open Innovation in the Public Sector: The Case of Challenge.Gov As part of the Open Government Initiative (OGI), the Obama administration has called for new forms of collaboration with stakeholders to increase innovativeness of public service delivery. Federal managers can utilize to […]

National Science Foundation Grant – Hybrid Challenge Platforms to Promote Innovation

Along with my colleagues at Arizona State University, I have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hybrid Challenge Platforms to Promote Innovation To be practical and sustainable tools for innovation, the coming generation of community-engagement and crowd-sourcing platforms need to improve the user experience of participants, while simultaneously providing a reliable mechanism […]

What Kind of a Consultant Are You?

My blog post on management consultants (Nov. 2010), was featured in the Summer Issue of the Management and Consulting Association’s monthly strategy newsletter, The Consultant. 

Plenary Address at the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum

I will be delivering a plenary address at the 2013 Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum. The meeting will take place at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Arizona, Sept 12-13, 2013. My talk titled, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Governance, will explore how technological innovations are changing how we design, implement, and manage, our governance mechanisms […]

Two Papers in the JASIST Virtual Issue on Knowledge Management

It has been a while since I wrote a paper on knowledge management systems, so it was a pleasant surprise hearing that the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology has chosen two of my papers for their virtual issue on knowledge management. The two papers are: Desouza, K. C., Awazu, Y., & […]

Conference on Economic Resilience, Braga, Portugal

I am heading to Portugal for the Conference on Economic Resilience. I co-organized this event along with two colleagues, Isabel Ramos (University of Minho) and James R. Martin, II (Clemson University). The conference will be held at Largo do Paço – Rectorate. Attendees at the event include: Norio Okada, Director of Disaster Recovery Governance Research Institute, […]

Designing, Planning, and Managing Resilient Cities

To what disruptions must cities be resilient? How can cities, as complex systems, be resilient? Building a capacity for resilience might be a daunting task when one considers the multitude of components, processes, and interactions that take place within and beyond a city’s physical, logical (e.g. legal), and virtual (cyberspace) boundaries. Planning for resilience to […]

Dr. Yukika Awazu, Bentley University

Congrats to Dr. Yukika Awazu. Dr. Awazu graduated from Bentley University on May 18, 2013 . Her committee was chaired by Sue Newell (Cammarata Professor of Management). M. Lynne Markus (The John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management) and I served as members of her committee. Dr. Awazu’s thesis was titled Practicing Technology […]