Investigating Failures in Large-Scale Public Sector Projects with Sentiment Analysis
I have co-authored a paper with Sandeep Purao and Jonathan Becker, both based at the College of Information Science and Technology at Penn State University, which analyzes the IRS’s Business Systems Modernization Project using sentiment analysis. The paper will appear in a special issue of e-Service Journal. We describe results from historical analysis of the IRS Business Systems Modernization (BSM) as […]
Welcome Letter from the Director – Metropolitan Institute
Just completed finalizing my first letter as the Director of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech. We will soon be loading this on the Metropolitan Institute’s website and sharing it with faculty, staff, and friends of Virginia Tech. Welcome Letter from the Director Greetings, It is a privilege to introduce myself as the new director […]
Knowledge Management: An Introduction
Just released Desouza, K.C., and Paquette, S. Knowledge Management: An Introduction, New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011. UK Edition: Knowledge Management: An Introduction, London, United Kingdom: Facet Publishing, 2011.
Complexity, Policy Informatics, and Public Administration
Erik Johnston (Arizona State University), Qian Hu (University of Central Florida), and I have completed a paper for the Governance of Complex Systems: Challenges of Making Public Administration and Complexity Theory Work Workshop to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands in June 2011. How the Application of Complexity and Policy Informatics to Public Administration can Change the Questions we […]
8 Ways to Democratize Experimentation: HBR Blog
My third post on the Harvard Business Review site went live today. The post was written in collaboration with H. James Wilson and is titled, 8 Ways to Democratize Experimentation. Building on our previous post on experimentation, in this post, we offer 8 tips for organizations to consider as they try to infuse experimentation as part of every […]
Innovation Audit and Visit @ Delta Faucet Company
Next week, I will visit with executives, project managers, platform leaders, and employees at the Delta Faucet Company (Indianapolis, Indiana). I will be conducting an innovation audit, learning about innovation strategies employed by Delta Faucet, and making strategic recommendations on how to bolster the innovation quotient of the organization. Having just completed a book titled Intrapreneurship: Leveraging […]
Shh! It’s vive la résistance … to appear in Strategic Direction
Shh! It’s vive la résistance, co-authored with Nicholas D. Sweers II, that appeared in Journal of Business Strategy, 31 (6), 2010 will re-printed in Strategic Direction.
Towards Evidence-Driven Policy Design to Appear in The Innovation Journal
My paper co-authored with Yuan Lin, Towards Evidence-Driven Policy Design: Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Modeling, will appear in The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal.
Finally, A Majority of Executives Embrace Experimentation: HBR Blog
My second post on the Harvard Business Review site went live today! The post was written in collaboration with H. James Wilson and is titled, Finally, A Majority of Executives Embrace Experimentation. The post outlines the value proposition of building an experimentation culture within organizations and how executives can support employee experimentation. The post has been picked […]
Towards Evidence-Driven Policy Design: Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Modeling
Along with my doctoral student, Yuan Lin, I have co-authored an article that describes how we might move towards evidence-driven policy design. This article draws from the keynote that I have at the 2010 Computational Social Science Society Conference. Efforts to design public policies for social systems tend to confront highly complex conditions which have […]