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Institutional innovation: Re-invigorating the university through transdisciplinary engagement

Moore, Gale (2011) Institutional innovation: Re-invigorating the university through transdisciplinary engagement. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, 9 (2). pp. 598-609. ISSN 1726-670X

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Abstract

The view that ICTs-and-Society is a transdiscipline offers great potential as a way forward. As the community
moves toward a shared understanding of what constitutes transdisciplinary engagement a series of new questions are
raised. This paper reflects on one of them – the question of how transdisciplinarity can be accomplished in the university.
The argument advanced is that by re-framing the challenges of accommodating transdisciplinarity as an opportunity for
institutional innovation there is potential to increase the support for research on ICTs-and-Society in the university, and to
provide university administrators with a way to demonstrate leadership by adopting a broader innovation agenda that could
re-invigorate the university and strengthen its relationship with the broader community in which it is situated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disciplines, ICTs and Society, Innovation, Institutional innovation, Interdisciplinarity, Internet, Transdisciplinarity, universities
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 16:36
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2017 05:14
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1505

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